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Biliran

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  • Philippines
  • Philippines and SE Asia
  • Compound
  • 1939 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 11.523°N
  • 124.535°E

  • 1301 m
    4267 ft

  • 272080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Biliran.

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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
1939 Sep 26 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Biliran.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Biliran.

Photo Gallery

The 35-km-long volcanic island of Biliran, located across the narrow Biliran Strait from the northern tip of Leyte Island (left), contains many prominent andesitic lava domes. Five fumarole fields are scattered throughout the roughly 35-km-long island. The only known historical activity was a phreatic explosive eruption at a thermal area in 1939.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (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: Philippine Islands
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Philippines
Year: 1982
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Philippine Islands
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: South Luzon
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippine Islands
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of South Luzon
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
Title: Philippines North: 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 North: Special Strategic Map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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