Biliran (volcano)

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This article is about the volcanic island. For the municipality, see Biliran, Biliran. For the province, see Biliran.
Biliran volcano
Elevation 1,301 m (4,268 ft)
Location Biliran Province, Eastern Visayas Region, Visayas islands group, Philippines
Coordinates 11°31′23″N 124°32′06″E / 11.523°N 124.535°E / 11.523; 124.535
Last eruption September 1939
Biliran Island
NASA Landsat image of Biliran.
Biliran (volcano) is located in Philippines
Biliran (volcano)
Biliran island, Eastern Visayas Region, Visayas islands group, Philippines
Location South East Asia
Coordinates 11°31′23″N 124°32′06″E / 11.523°N 124.535°E / 11.523; 124.535
Archipelago Visayas
Major islands Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, Samar
Area 555.4 km2 (214.4 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,301 m (4,268 ft)
Municipality/Town Almeria, Biliran, Cabucgayan, Caibiran, Culaba, Kawayan, Maripipi, Naval
Largest settlement Naval (pop. 37,974)
Population 140,274 (as of 2000)
Density 253 /km2 (655 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Visayan, (Cebuano, Waray)

Biliran is an solfataric active volcano and a volcanic island located in Biliran Province of the Eastern Visayas Region (Region VIII), in Visayas islands group of the central Philippines.

It is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.

Geological features[edit]

  • Rock Type: Hornblende andesite containing greenish and black hornblende
  • Tectonic Setting: Biliran Volcano is part of the curvilinear belt of Quaternary volcanoes in eastern Philippines, parallel to Phil. Trench to the east

Volcanic activity[edit]

  • Number of Historical Eruptions: 1
  • Latest Eruption/Activity: September 26, 1939
  • Site: crater
  • Eruption Character: Debris avalanche
  • Affected Areas/Remarks: Ashfall at Caibiran and adjoining areas (6.35 cm thick deposits)
  • Monitoring activity: Short-term monitoring in 1954


Nearby Cities/Towns

Physical features[edit]

  • Hotsprings:
    1. Central Biliran - Libtong Thermal Areas (12 hot springs and one bubbling pool)
    2. North Biliran - Panamao Thermal Area
    3. Anas Thermal Area
    4. South Biliran - Kalambis Thermal Area
  • Adjacent Volcanic Edifice:
    1. Panamao (107 m asl)
    2. Gumansan (1064 m asl)
    3. Lauan (1187 m asl)
    4. Suiro (1301 m asl)

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