Paco

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  • Philippines
  • Mindanao
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown
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  • 9.593°N
  • 125.52°E

  • 524 m
    1719 ft

  • 271090
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Paco. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

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

Delfin F G Jr, Newhall C G, Martinez M L, Salonga N D, Bayon F E B, Trimble D, Solidum R, 1997. Geological, 14C, and historical evidence for a 17th century eruption of Parker volcano, Mindanao, Philippines. J Geol Soc Philippines, 52: 25-42.

Sajona F G, Bellon H, Maury R C, Pubellier M, Querbral R D, Cotten J, Bayon F E, Pagado E, Pematian P, 1997. Tertiary and Quaternary magmatism in Mindanao and Leyte (Philippines): geochronology, geochemistry and tectonic setting. J Asian Earth Sci, 15: 121-153.

Wolfe J A, 1982. . (pers. comm.).

Located at the NE tip of Mindanao, Paco (also known as Manlayao) is truncated by two nested calderas, 2.5 and 5 km in diameter. The basaltic-dacitic volcano is located east of the N-S-trending Philippine Fault that cuts across eastern Mindanao. Andesitic lava domes rim a breached crater, and the youngest dated rock is an overlying basaltic lava flow dated at about 90,000 yrs +/- 40,000 yrs BP. Legends record a major caldera collapse eruption (Wolfe 1982, pers. comm.). The age of the last eruption is not known, although the volcano currently displays fumarolic activity.