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Cagua

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  • Philippines
  • Philippines and SE Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1860 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 18.222°N
  • 122.123°E

  • 1133 m
    3717 ft

  • 273090
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Cagua.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Cagua.

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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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: China, Hong Kong & New Terr., Philippines, Ryuku Islands, Taiwan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Taiwan, Philippines
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of China, Hong Kong & New Terr., Philippines, Ryuku Islands, Taiwan
Title: Philippines
Publisher: Apa Maps - Nelles Verlag, W Germany
Country: Philippines
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,500
Map of Philippines
Title: Philippines
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Philippines
Year: 1979
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Philippines
Title: Cabutunan Point
Publisher: BTSM, Board of Technical Surveys and Maps
Country: Philippines
Year: 1961
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Cabutunan Point
Title: North Luzon
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Philippine Islands
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Luzon
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 Cagua in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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