Pocdol Mountains

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  • 13.05°N
  • 123.958°E

  • 1102 m
    3615 ft

  • 273020
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Volcano Types


Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt


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Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

The triangular-shaped Pocdol Mountains volcanic range, also known as the Bacon-Manito complex, covers an area of about 225 sq km between Saragon Bay and Albay Gulf in southern Luzon, SE of Mayon volcano. Volcanic cones in the western part of the complex are dissected, but those in the eastern part are morphologically youthful. Several Pleistocene K-Ar dates have been obtained from the volcanic complex. The age of its latest eruptions is not known, but a fumarole field that contains a geyser is located near the summit of the compound, dominantly andesitic volcanic complex.

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

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.


Bacon-Manito Complex


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Ifagao Thermal
Manito Thermal

Photo Gallery

The linear Pocdol Mountains lie between Saragon Bay and the Albay Gulf in southern Luzon. This view is from the south, near the town of Sosogon. A fumarole field that contains a geyser is located near the summit. Little is known of the geologic history of the Pocdol Mountains.

Photo by Chris Newhall (U.S. Geological Survey).


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Andal E S, Yumul G P Jr, Listanco E L, Tamayo R A Jr, Dimalanta C B, Ishii T, 2005. Characterization of the Pleistocene volcanic chain of the Bicol arc, Philippines: implications for geohazard assessment. Terr Atmos Ocean Sci, 16: 865-883.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Neumann van Padang M, 1953. Philippine Islands and Cochin China. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 2: 1-49.

Ozawa A, Tagami T, Listance E L, Arpa C B, Sudo M, 2004. Initiation and propogation of subduction along the Philippine trench: evidence for temporal and spatial distribution. J Asian Earth Sci, 23: 105-111.

PHIVOLCS, 2004-. Volcanoes. http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/Volcanolist/.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Pocdol Mountains Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.