Mount Makaturing

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Makaturing is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Highest point
Elevation 1,940 m (6,360 ft)
Listing Active volcano
Coordinates 7°39′N 124°19′E / 7.650°N 124.317°E / 7.650; 124.317Coordinates: 7°39′N 124°19′E / 7.650°N 124.317°E / 7.650; 124.317
Location Mindanao
Country Philippines
Region ARMM
Province Lanao del Sur
Municipality Butig
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Central Mindanao Arc
Last eruption 1882

Makaturing, is a stratovolcano on Mindanao island in the Philippines. It is found in the province of Lanao del Sur (particularly in the town of Butig) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Makaturing has an elevation of 1,940 metres (6,365 ft) and a base diameter of 29 km (18 mi). It is part of a string of volcanoes called the Central Mindanao Arc.


There is still some controversy on the number of times Makaturing erupted. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lists 10 eruptions with the last one occurring on March 18, 1882. But the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanology Program, citing the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang, 1953), suggests that some eruptions were actually those of neighboring Ragang volcano.

Makaturing is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Historical events[edit]

On May 18, 1947, Philippine Air Force (PAF) commander Gen. Edwin Andrews died with 16 others when the C-47 transport plane carrying them crashed in Makaturing. Nine years later, the PAF established an air base in Zamboanga City and is now named the Edwin Andrews Air Base from where the Philippine military launches air support operations in the ongoing campaign against separatists.

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