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Parker volcano

stratovolcano 1824 m / 5,984 ft
Mindanao, Philippines, 6.11°N / 124.89°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: highly explosive
Parker volcano eruptions: Dec 1640- Jan 1641 (plinian eruption), 1380 ± 75 years, 1920 BC ± 40 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 5 Nov
Mon, 5 Nov 06:10 UTCM 1.8 / 22 km40 km013 km N 53° E of Maitum (Sarangani)
Thu, 25 Oct
Thu, 25 Oct 12:23 UTCM 2.2 / 32 km20 km019 km S 38° E of T'boli (South Cotabato)
Wed, 24 Oct
Wed, 24 Oct 10:33 UTCM 1.5 / 110 km6 km027 km S 48° W of Polomolok (South Cotabato)
Mon, 22 Oct
Mon, 22 Oct 22:01 UTCM 2.9 / 6 km40 km014 km N 27° E of Kiamba (Sarangani)
Thu, 18 Oct
Thu, 18 Oct 09:54 UTCM 3.2 / 1 km46 km009 km S 61° W of Santo Nino (South Cotabato)
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Parker volcano (also known as Falen locally) is a low, but steep-sided vegetated stratovolcano located 30 km west of General Santos City, near the southern tip of Mindanao Island, Philippines.
The andesitic-dacitic volcano contains a 2.9 km diameter summit caldera with a lake, Lake Maughan (2 km diameter).
Parker was recently identified as the source of a major explosive eruption in 1641, which caused devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars, and heavy ash fall and darkness over Mindanao Island. The 1641 eruption was one of 3 large explosions of Parker volcano within the past 3800 years. It created the present-day summit caldera.
The eruption style of Parker volcano is similar to Pinatubo volcano, which had a Plinian eruption in 1991.

2002 earthquake & crater lake landslide
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred near Parker volcano on 6 March 2002 and an eruption alarm was triggered. The quake caused a portion of the volcano's crater wall to breach and fall into Lake Maughan at the top of the volcano. The landslide caused a flood from the lake that washed away houses and about 33 families were evacuated from river banks below Lake Maughan.

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