Cabalian Volcano

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For the municipality formerly known under this name, see San Juan, Southern Leyte.
Cabalian Volcano
Montes Cabaliani.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 945 m (3,100 ft)
Prominence 945 m (3,100 ft)
Listing List of active volcanoes in the Philippines
Coordinates 10°16′47″N 125°12′56″E / 10.27972°N 125.21556°E / 10.27972; 125.21556Coordinates: 10°16′47″N 125°12′56″E / 10.27972°N 125.21556°E / 10.27972; 125.21556
Cabalian Volcano is located in Philippines
Cabalian Volcano
Cabalian Volcano
Location Southern Leyte, Philippines
Age of rock Quaternary
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc Leyte arc[1]
Last eruption 1820 ± 30 years
Easiest route from San Juan, Southern Leyte on the SW flank of the volcano

Cabalian Volcano is an active volcano located in the province of Southern Leyte (Region VIII) in the Philippines.

Physical Features[edit]

Cabalian is classified by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) as active with solfataric activity. Radiocarbon dating on a pyroclastic flow deposit from the volcano estimated that the last eruption was in 1820 +/- 30 years.[2][3]

The cinder cone volcano has an elevation of 945 metres (3,100 ft) with a base diameter of 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi). The predominant rock type is andesite. Beside solfataras, other thermal features present are hot springs located on the east and west flank of the volcano. Mainit Hot Spring in the municipality of Anahawan, Southern Leyte has a temperature of 63.4–63.9 °C (146.1–147.0 °F).

Cabalian Lake[edit]

Cabalian Lake is a 500 m (1,600 ft) wide lake that occupies the summit crater of the volcano. The surface elevation of the lake is at 733 metres (2,405 ft). This lake is often confused with Lake Danao, which is located near Ormoc City in Leyte province.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taylor, Brian and Natland, James. "Active Margins and Marginal Basins of the Western Pacific", p. 111. American Geophysical Union, 1995. ISBN 0875900453
  2. ^ (2008-07-30). "Active Volcanoes". PHIVOLCS. Retrieved on 2011-06-16.
  3. ^ "Cabalian Volcano". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved on 2011-06-16.

External links[edit]

  • Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) page on Cabalian.
  • Global Volcanism Program page, Cabalian.