Mount Matutum

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Matutum
Matutum.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,286 m (7,500 ft)
Prominence 1,950 m (6,400 ft) [1]
Listing
Coordinates 6°26′00″N 125°06′30″E / 6.43333°N 125.10833°E / 6.43333; 125.10833Coordinates: 6°26′00″N 125°06′30″E / 6.43333°N 125.10833°E / 6.43333; 125.10833[1][2][3]
Geography
Matutum is located in Philippines
Matutum
Matutum
Location within the Philippines
Location Mindanao
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN
Province South Cotabato
Municipality Tupi
Parent range Hamiguitan Mountain Range
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Cotabato Arc
Last eruption 1911

Matutum is an active volcano, approximately 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) from Acmonan, Tupi, South Cotabato, Philippines.[4][5]

Location[edit]

Matutum is located in the province of South Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines, at geographical coordinates 6°22'N, 125°06.5'E.[2]

It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Polomolok, and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-northwest of General Santos City.

Physical features[edit]

Matutum is a stratovolcano that rises 2,286 metres (7,500 ft) asl with a base diameter of 25 kilometres (16 mi).[5]

It has 2 hot springs, called Acmonan and Linan, 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) west-southwest of the volcano.

Adjacent volcanic edifices are Landayao, Tampad, and Albulhek, which are all west of the volcano, and Magolo to the north.

There is a well-preserved 320-metre (1,050 ft) wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120-metre (390 ft) deep, densely forested floor.[2]

Eruptions[edit]

Volcanologists suspect that Matutum may have had a phreatic explosion on March 7, 1911.[5]

Matutum is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific ring of fire.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b de Ferranti, Jonathan; Maizlish, Aaron. "Philippine Mountains - 29 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Matutum Profile Global Volcanism Program". National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian). Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Matutum Volcano Page". Department of Science & Technology (Philippines). Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  4. ^ "List of Active Volcanoes in the Philippines (PHIVOLCS)". Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mount Matutum Profile on PHIVOLCS". Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 

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