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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.013°N
  • 121.057°E

  • 811 m
    2660 ft

  • 270010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1897 Sep 21 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
[ 1641 Jan 4 ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery

The dumbbell-shaped, E-W-trending Jolo island contains numerous pyroclastic cones and craters, some of which are visible in this Space Shuttle image with north to the upper left. The island is about 60 km wide in an E-W direction; its largest city, Jolo, lies on the northern coast (left-center). The isolated location of Jolo at the SW end of the Philippines archipelago as well as political unrest have inhibited geological studies of the volcano.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS50-99-94, 1992 (
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Forested Bud Dajo cinder cone is one of numerous pyroclastic cones and craters that dot 60-km-wide Jolo Island at the SW end of the Philippines archipelago. Bud Dajo (or Buddajo) is a young basaltic cinder cone that reaches 620 m elevation; nearby cones are Matanding, Guimba, and Sungal. Hot springs have been reported at craters on Cagayan Sulu, and solfataras at Siit Lake. A tsunami accompanied a possible submarine eruption in 1897.

Photo courtesy of PHIVOLCS.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Jolo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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