Mount Santo Tomas

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Mount Santo Tomas
Mount Santo Tomas is located in Philippines
Mount Santo Tomas
Mount Santo Tomas
Location of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.
Elevation 2,260 m (7,415 ft)[1]
Location
Coordinates 16°33′N 120°55′E / 16.550°N 120.917°E / 16.550; 120.917Coordinates: 16°33′N 120°55′E / 16.550°N 120.917°E / 16.550; 120.917
Geology
Type Stratovolcano

Mount Santo Tomas is a stratovolcano in the Philippines.

Location[edit]

Mount Santo Tomas is in the municipality of Tuba, Benguet near Baguio City.

Physical features[edit]

Mount Santo Tomas is a stratovolcano with numerous volcanic vents and fissures.

Listings[edit]

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists Mount Santo Tomas as Inactive.[2]

The Global Volcanism Program is uncertain about the last activity of Mount Santo Tomas.[1]

Eruptions[edit]

There was a report of an eruption or "displacement" in the region on January 4, 1641, described as an outburst of water accompanied by an earthquake. January 4, 1641 is the date of the major eruption of Mt Parker volcano in southern Mindanao that impacted much of the Philippines.[1]

There have been no reports since.

Geology[edit]

Rock type is not reported.

Mount Santo Tomas Benguet is close to the auriferous volcanic placements near Baguio, and beside the fault line which occasioned the July 16, 1990 earthquake devastating much of Luzon, and especially Baguio.

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