Apo

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.989°N
  • 125.269°E

  • 2938 m
    9637 ft

  • 271030
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Apo.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Apo.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Apo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Apo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


Cloud banks ring Apo volcano west of Davao Gulf below the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left). Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, rises to 2954 m SW of the coastal city of Davao, which can be seen at the upper right, across the narrow strait from Samal Island. Apo has a flat-topped summit with three peaks, of which the SW peak is the highest and the northern peak the youngest. No historical eruptions are known from Apo, but fumarolic activity continues.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS-00-701-91, 2000 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Apo volcano, the highest peak in the Philippines, rises to 2938 m SW of the coastal city of Davao and has a flat-topped summit with three peaks. The SW peak of the andesitic-to-dacitic volcano, also known as Davao volcano, is the highest and contains a 500-m-wide crater with a small lake. The youngest crater is on the northern peak of the volcano, whose name means master, or grandfather.

Photo by Paul Boscher, 2005.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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