Mount Mariveles with Mount Limay to its right as seen from the entrance of Manila Bay. The island in the foreground right is Corregidor.
|Elevation||1,388 m (4,554 ft)|
|Listing||Potentially active volcano|
|Location||Bataan Peninsula, Luzon|
|Parent range||Zambales Mountains|
|Mountain type||Stratovolcano-Caldera complex|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Western Bataan Lineament|
|Last eruption||2050 BCE|
Mount Mariveles, is a dormant volcano is the highest point in the province of Bataan in the Philippines. Mt. Mariveles and the adjacent Mount Natib comprise 80.9 percent of the total land area of the province. The mountain and adjacent cones lie opposite the city of Manila across Manila Bay, providing a beautiful setting for the sunsets seen from Manila.
Mariveles is a massive stratovolcano topped with a 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) summit caldera which drains to the north. The highest peak, called Mariveles, has an elevation of 1,388 metres (4,554 ft) asl. Mounts Pantingan, Bataan, Tarak, and Vintana are the other peaks of the volcano-caldera complex, which has a base diameter of 22 kilometres (14 mi).
There are no recorded historical eruptions from Mariveles caldera. But archeologists report the last active eruption indicated by Radiocarbon dating occurring around mid-Holocene or about 2050 BCE.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the Philippine government branch that deals with volcanology in the country, lists Mariveles as a potentially active volcano for the age of its last eruption and active thermal features.
There are already three peaks familiar to the local mountaineering community namely: Tarak Ridge, Pantingan or Banayan Peak, and Mariveles Ridge. The rest of the peaks in the caldera are still waiting to be explored.
Tarak Ridge is the more well-known destination on Mount Mariveles with its jump-off point situated at Barangay Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan. Pantingan Peak (locally called Banayan Peak) can be accessed through Sitio Duhat, Saysain, Bagac, Bataan. Mariveles Ridge can be accessed through Sitio Parca, Mariveles, Bataan.
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