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Malindang

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  • Philippines
  • Philippines and SE Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.22°N
  • 123.63°E

  • 2404 m
    7887 ft

  • 271071
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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 has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Malindang.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Malindang.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available 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.
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: 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 Malindang in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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