Volcano monitoring - 2 new stations

Volcano checking – 2 new stations

Volcano checking – the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is set to set up two much more seismic stations around Typical Santos Town. The two stations will observe the action of Mount Matutum and Mount Parker.

The two further seismic stations will augment the functions of the two previously current unmanned stations in the location and their key facility found at the Mindanao Point out College campus. The facility will have a solar-powered seismograph, which will be connected to the agency’s main station by means of Web.

MT. Parker and Mt. Matutum

Mount Parker

Parker volcano, also known domestically as Falen, is a minimal, vegetated stratovolcano overlooking Sarangani Bay close to the southern suggestion of Mindanao Island. The steep-sided, 1824-m-significant andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano is surrounded by substantial, youthful pyroclastic-flow deposits that advise parallels to Pinatubo volcano.

The summit of Parker is truncated by a 2.9-km-broad caldera with steep-sided walls that increase 200-500 m over heart-formed Maughan Lake. This volcano was mysterious to most volcanologists until the latest a long time, but it is now acknowledged to have been the source of a major explosive eruption in 1641 that was previously attributed to Awu volcano on Sangihe Island, Indonesia and caused darkness in excess of the island of Mindanao.

The 1641 eruption incorporated the emplacement of voluminous pyroclastic flows and lahars and resulted in the development of the summit caldera. This was the past of three key explosive eruptions from Parker through the previous 3800 decades.

Mount Matutum

The symmetrical Matutum stratovolcano rises to 2286 m in southern Mindanao, NW of Sarangani Bay. The summit of the andesitic-to-dacitic volcano is truncated by a properly-preserved 320-m-wide crater that is breached by 3 gorges and has a 120-m-deep, densely forested floor.

Widespread silicic pyroclastic-flow deposits encompass the volcano, which overlooks the main town of Typical Santos. The youngest pyroclastic deposits had been dated at about 2000 yrs BP. A report said that Matutum volcano was “smoking” on March 7, 1911 (Neumann van Padang, 1953). The Akmoan and Lianan thermal areas are situated on the WSW flank of the volcano.

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