Matutum

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.37°N
  • 125.07°E

  • 2286 m
    7498 ft

  • 271020
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Matutum.

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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
[ 1911 Mar 7 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1290 ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
0170 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
0400 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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Photo Gallery


The symmetrical forested summit of Matutum stratovolcano rises to 2293 m above farmlands in southern Mindanao. A well-preserved 320-m-wide crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120-m-deep, densely forested floor. Widespread silicic pyroclastic-flow deposits surround the volcano. A report that stated that Matutum volcano was "smoking" on March 7, 1911 was the only indication of possible historical activity from the volcano.

NASA Landsat image, 2000 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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The forested, symmetrical Matutum stratovolcano rises to 2293 m in southern Mindanao. The summit of the andesitic volcano is truncated by a well-preserved 320-m-wide crater that is breached by three gorges and has a 120-m-deep, densely forested floor. Widespread silicic pyroclastic-flow deposits surround the volcano, which overlooks the major city of General Santos, about 30 km to the SSE. The volcano was reported to be "smoking" in 1911.

Photo courtesy of PHIVOLCS.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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