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This article is about the volcanic island. For the municipality, see Biliran, Biliran. For the province, see Biliran.
|Elevation||1,301 m (4,268 ft)|
|Location||Biliran Province, Eastern Visayas Region, Visayas islands group, Philippines|
|Last eruption||September 1939|
NASA Landsat image of Biliran.
|Location||South East Asia|
|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 city||Naval (pop. 37,974)|
|Population||140,274 (as of 2000)|
|Density||253 /km2 (655 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Visayan, (Cebuano, Waray)|
It is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.
- 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
- 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
- Central Biliran - Libtong Thermal Areas (12 hot springs and one bubbling pool)
- North Biliran - Panamao Thermal Area
- Anas Thermal Area
- South Biliran - Kalambis Thermal Area
- Adjacent Volcanic Edifice:
- Panamao (107 m asl)
- Gumansan (1064 m asl)
- Lauan (1187 m asl)
- Suiro (1301 m asl)
- List of active volcanoes in the Philippines
- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
- List of inactive volcanoes in the Philippines
- List of potentially active volcanoes in the Philippines
- "Biliran". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0702-08%3D.
- Topo Sheets: 3854 I, 3855 II, 3955 III, 3854 II, 3954 III.