Malindang

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.22°N
  • 123.63°E

  • 2404 m
    7885 ft

  • 271071
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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Most Recent Bulletin Report: August 1991 (BGVN 16:08) Citation IconCite this Report


False report of eruption

Widely distributed reports of increased activity and up to 20,000 evacuees in mid-September proved false. Heavy cloud cover over the volcano and coincidental tectonic earthquakes prompted claims of an imminent eruption. PHIVOLCS scientists found no signs of activity, although they did locate a previously unknown geothermal area on a remote section of the volcano.

Information Contacts: D. Sussman, Philippine Geothermal, Inc., Manila; Philippine Daily Inquirer and Manila Times, Manila; Reuters.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Malindang.

Bulletin Reports - Index


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08/1991 (BGVN 16:08) False report of eruption




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


August 1991 (BGVN 16:08) Citation IconCite this Report


False report of eruption

Widely distributed reports of increased activity and up to 20,000 evacuees in mid-September proved false. Heavy cloud cover over the volcano and coincidental tectonic earthquakes prompted claims of an imminent eruption. PHIVOLCS scientists found no signs of activity, although they did locate a previously unknown geothermal area on a remote section of the volcano.

Information Contacts: D. Sussman, Philippine Geothermal, Inc., Manila; Philippine Daily Inquirer and Manila Times, Manila; Reuters.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Malindang.

Photo Gallery


The 2435-m-high forested Malindang stratovolcano (center) is located on the western margin of Iligan Bay in north-central Mindanao. The volcano contains a small summit caldera. Legends record a large eruption from Malindang in the past, although no historical eruptions are known. Reports of increased activity in 1991 at the time of tectonic earthquakes prompted widespread evacuations, but an eruption did not occur.

NASA Landsat image, 2002 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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