Banahaw

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  • Philippines
  • Luzon
  • Complex
  • Unknown
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.07°N
  • 121.48°E

  • 2158 m
    7078 ft

  • 273050
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1909 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Banáhao
[ 1843 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Banáhao
[ 1743 (?) ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Banáhao
[ 1730 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Banáhao

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.

Geronimo-Catane S, 1994. Mode of emplacement of two debris-avalanche deposits at Banahao volcano, southern Luzon, Philippines. Bull Volc Soc Japan (Kazan), 39: 113-127.

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/.

Sapper K, 1917. Katalog der Geschichtlichen Vulkanausbruche. Strasbourg: Karl J Trubner, 358 p.

Wolfe J A, Self S, 1983. Structural lineaments and Neogene volcanism in southwestern Luzon. In: Hayes D E (ed) {The Tectonic and Geological Evolution of Southeast Asian Seas and Islands: Part 2}, Amer Geophys Union Monograph 27.

The 2158-m-high Banahaw (also known as Banahao) is the highest of a group of volcanoes south and east of Manila. Banahaw is flanked by San Cristobal volcano on the west and Banahaw de Lucban on the NE. Andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes occur on the flanks of Banahaw and San Cristobal. Two major Holocene debris avalanches have occurred at Banahaw volcano. The deposit from one extends 13 km to the NE and the other 26 km to the SE, where it forms 10 km of the coastline of Tayabas Bay. San Cristobal stratovolcano rises to 1480 m, 7 km west of Banahaw. Its youthful morphology suggests that it postdates Banahaw. Banahaw de Lucban is a 1875-m-high stratovolcano that was constructed within the 8-km-wide, horseshoe-shaped caldera related to the two debris avalanches, and is the youngest volcano of the Banahaw complex. The 2-km-wide, 600-m-deep summit crater of Banahaw is open to the SSW and contained a crater lake until 1730, when it drained, forming mudflows. Mudflows were also recorded in 1743?, 1843 and 1909, possibly also associated with explosive activity.