Mount Matutum

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Highest point
Elevation 2,286 m (7,500 ft)
Prominence 1,950 m (6,400 ft) [1]
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]
Matutum is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Location Mindanao
Country Philippines
Province South Cotabato
Municipality Tupi
Parent range Hamiguitan Mountain Range
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]


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]


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]


  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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