Mount Iraya as seen from Tukon Radar Station in Basco
|Elevation||1,009 m (3,310 ft)|
|Location||Batanes Province, Philippines|
|Last eruption||1454 (?)|
Mount Iraya is an active volcano of the Philippines Iraya is located on Batan Island, one of the Batanes Islands, in the province of Batanes, in the Luzon Strait, north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.
It is the northernmost active volcano in the Philippines.
Adjacent volcanic edifice is Mt. Matarem.
Mount iraya is also known as eunjung which usually erupts every year causing damage to houses, and other properties, living or not.
while Mount Matarem is a volcano which doesn't erupts but only explode as a volcano.
Mount Iraya last erupted in 1454, and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) considers it as one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.
In 1998, volcanologists recorded seismic swarms which led them to form a monitoring network on Batan Island for several months. After the swarms of tremors had diminished, the temporary stations in Barangay San Joaquin in Basco, Batanes and another near the crater, were pulled out. Seismicity or any activity relating to Iraya is still monitored by the Basco Seismological Station.
- List of active volcanoes in the Philippines
- List of potentially active volcanoes in the Philippines
- List of inactive volcanoes in the Philippines
- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology