Silay

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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 10.77°N
  • 123.23°E

  • 1510 m
    4953 ft

  • 272040
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Silay. 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.

Del Mundo E T, Arpa M C, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Neumann van Padang M, 1953. Philippine Islands and Cochin China. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 2: 1-49.

PHIVOLCS, 2004-. Volcanoes. http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/Volcanolist/.

Solidum R U, Castillo P R, Hawkins J W, 2003. Geochemistry of lavas from Negros Arc, west central Philippines: insights into the contribution from the subducting slab. Geochem Geophys Geosyst, 4: doi:10.1029/2003GC00513.

Silay, the northernmost volcano on Negros Island, lies 28 km east of Silay City. The compound basaltic-andesite stratovolcano has a summit elevation of 1510 m and contains a partially breached, 3.5-km-wide caldera. Silay was considered to be of Holocene age (IAVCEI, 1973), but the age of its most recent eruptions is not known. The Malisbog solfatara field displays fumarolic activity and extensive sulfur deposits.