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Musuan

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  • Philippines
  • Philippines and SE Asia
  • Lava dome
  • 1886 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.877°N
  • 125.068°E

  • 646 m
    2119 ft

  • 271070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1886 Dec 31 ± 365 days Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Musuan.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Musuan.

Photo Gallery

The small, circular light-green area just left of the river in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is Musuan volcano. This andesitic-to-dacitic lava dome and tuff cone, also known as Calayo, rises to 646 m above flat farmland in the province of Bukidnon in central Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. A single eruption was reported from Musuan in the late 19th century.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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The grass-covered Musuan volcano, also known as Calayo, is an isolated, andesitic-to-dacitic lava dome and tuff cone that rises to 646 m above flat farmland in the province of Bukidnon in central Mindanao. A single eruption, consisting of a possible phreatic explosion that "burned everything around it," was reported by a Jesuit priest to have occurred four years prior to his 1891 visit.

Photo courtesy of PHIVOLCS.
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GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Philippines
Publisher: Apa Maps - Nelles Verlag, W Germany
Country: Philippines
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,500
Map of Philippines

Title: Phillipines
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Philippines
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Phillipines

Title: Mt Katanglad, Mindanao
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippines
Year: 1981
Series: S752
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Mt Katanglad, Mindanao

Title: Valencia, Mindanao
Publisher: BTSM, Board of Technical Surveys and Maps
Country: Philippines
Year: 1978
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Valencia, Mindanao

Title: Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Publisher: BTSM, Board of Technical Surveys and Maps
Country: Philippines
Year: 1978
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Malaybalay, Bukidnon

Title: Dagumbaan, Mindanao
Publisher: BTSM, Board of Technical Surveys and Maps
Country: Philippines
Year: 1963
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Dagumbaan, Mindanao

Title: Negros
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippine Islands
Year: 1957
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Negros

Title: Negros
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippine Islands
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Negros

Title: Davao
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippine Islands
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Davao

Title: Philippines South: Special Strategic Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippines
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Philippines South: Special Strategic Map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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