Mount Iraya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Iraya
Mount Iraya as seen from Racuh a Payaman in Uyugan
Elevation 1,009 m (3,310 ft)[1]
Mount Iraya is located in Philippines
Mount Iraya
Mount Iraya
Map of the Philippines
Location Batanes Province, Philippines
Coordinates 20°27′59″N 122°00′42″E / 20.46639°N 122.01167°E / 20.46639; 122.01167Coordinates: 20°27′59″N 122°00′42″E / 20.46639°N 122.01167°E / 20.46639; 122.01167
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1454 (?)

Iraya is an active volcano in the Philippines.


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.

Physical features[edit]

Iraya is a heavily forested stratovolcano, with an elevation the of Template:Convertion asl, and a base diameter of 5,500 metres (18,000 ft).

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.

Volcanic activity[edit]

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.

Volcanoes of the Philippines are all part of the Pacific ring of fire.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]