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  • 14.72°N
  • 120.4°E

  • 1253 m
    4110 ft

  • 273082
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Natib.

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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Evidence Uncertain

1253 m / 4110 ft


Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)


Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km

Geological Summary

The massive stratovolcano of Mount Natib, at the northern end of the Bataan Peninsula, is truncated by a 6 x 7 km caldera. The latest dated eruptive products are 69,000 +/- 27,000 years old (Ebasco Services 1977), but sampling is not in sufficient detail to determine the date of the latest eruptions. Ruaya and Panem (1991) listed the age of the dominantly andesitic volcano as late Pliocene to Pleistocene, but gave a probable age of the latest activity as Holocene to upper Pleistocene. Five thermal areas are present in the summit region.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

COMVOL, 1981. Catalogue of Philippine volcanoes and solfataric areas. Philippine Comm Volc, 87 p.

Defant M J, Maury R C, Ripley E M, Feigenson M D, Jacques D, 1991. An example of island-arc petrogenesis: geochemistry and petrology of the southern Luzon arc, Philippines. J Petr, 32: 455-500.

Ebasco Services, 1977. Preliminary safety analysis report, Philippine Nuclear Power Plant #1. Philippine Atomic Energy Comm Open-File Rpt and response to questions.

PHIVOLCS, 2004-. Volcanoes.

Ruaya J R, Panem C C, 1991. Mt. Natib, Philippines: a geochemical model of a caldera-hosted geothermal system. J Volc Geotherm Res, 45: 255-265.

Wolfe J A, Self S, 1983. Structural lineaments and Neogene volcanism in southwestern Luzon. In: Hayes D E (ed) {The Tectonic and Geological Evolution of Southeast Asian Seas and Islands: Part 2}, Amer Geophys Union Monograph 27.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Natib. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Natib 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.


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Apsian Cone
Pinoonan Cone
Santa Rita, Mount Cone
Silangan Cone


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Tala Dome
Tiawir Dome
Tirac Dome


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Asin Hot Spring Hot Spring

Photo Gallery

The summit of Mount Natib, a large stratovolcano south of Pinatubo volcano, is cut by a 6 x 7 km caldera. This view from the NE caldera rim looks across the caldera to its open side. Five thermal areas are found in the summit region.

Photo by Chris Newhall, 1989 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Mount Natib is a massive stratovolcano at the northern end of the Bataan Peninsula, south of Pinatubo volcano. The summit of the volcano, seen here from the WNW, is truncated by a 6 x 7 km caldera. The age of the latest eruption is not known, but is considered to be late Pleistocene or Holocene. Five thermal areas are found in the summit region.

Photo by Chris Newhall, 1989 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Natib 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).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.