Cagua

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 18.222°N
  • 122.123°E

  • 1133 m
    3716 ft

  • 273090
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  • Summit
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1860 Oct Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery


Mount Cagua, a 1133-m-high stratovolcano, lies just below and to the left of the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image. Palui Island lies off the tip of the peninsula, which forms the NE tip of Luzon and is about 30 km wide at its broadest point. Cagua, locally known as the "Mountain of Fire," has a circular summit crater 1.5 km in diameter. Its only known historical eruption consisted of a phreatic explosion in 1860 that may have been accompanied by a pyroclastic flow. Thermal areas are located on the NW to NNE flanks.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS033-76-23, 1989 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The northernmost active volcano in Luzon is Mount Cagua, a 1133-m-high stratovolcano at the NE tip of Luzon. The forested volcano is locally known as the "Mountain of Fire." A phreatic explosion in 1860 may have been accompanied by a pyroclastic flow. Strong solfataric activity occurred in 1907, and thermal areas are located near the summit crater and on the NW to NNE flanks.

Photo courtesy of PHIVOLCS.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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