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  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6°N
  • 121.125°E

  • 811 m
    2661 ft

  • 270010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Jolo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Jolo.

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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 0 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1897 Sep 21 ] Discredited Eruption

A possible submarine eruption on 21 September 1897 was listed by CAVW and PHIVOLCS (2004-). However, a significant tsunami resulted from large tectonic earthquakes at 1906 on 20 September and at 0512 on the 21st; Abe (1994) recalculated their magnitudes as 7.4 and 7.5, respectively. It's not clear where the idea of an eruption came from, but Maso (1904) speculates that "there must have occurred some great submarine displacements or eruptions to cause such wide perturbation." The summary of reported events by Maso (1904) does not include anything that could be considered eruptive activity. General bathymetry does show what appear to be submarine landslides along the southern border of the island arc that includes Jolo.

[ 1641 Jan 4 ] Discredited Eruption

A possible explosive eruption was reported on Jolo Island on 4 January 1641 (Neumann van Padang, 1953). A major eruption in the southern Philippines/northern Indonesia region on this date was reported from several volcanoes, including Awu in Indonesia. More recent work has shown that this major eruption originated from Parker volcano in southern Mindanao (Delfin et al., 1997).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Jolo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Jolo.

GVP Map Holdings

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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