Babuyan Claro

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  • 19.523°N
  • 121.94°E

  • 1080 m
    3542 ft

  • 274030
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There are no activity reports for Babuyan Claro.



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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
1924 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Smith volcano
1919 May Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Smith volcano
1918 May 17 1918 May 19 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Smith volcano
1917 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Smith volcano
[ 1913 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2   Babuyan Claro
1907 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Smith volcano
1860 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Babuyan Claro
1831 Unknown Confirmed 4 Historical Observations Babuyan Claro
1652 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Smith volcano

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.

Defant M J, Jacques D, Maury R C, de Boer J, Joron J-L, 1989. Geochemistry and tectonic setting of the Luzon arc, Philippines. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 101: 663-672.

Defant M J, Maury R C, Joron J, Feigenson M D, Leterrier J, Bellon H, Jacques D, Richard M, 1990. The geochemistry and tectonic setting of the northern section of the Luzon arc (the Philippines and Taiwan). Tectonophysics, 183: 187-205.

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/.

Five Pleistocene-to-Holocene volcanic centers occupy Babuyan de Claro Island north of Luzon. The largest edifice is Mt. Pangasun (Babuyan Claro), an active stratovolcano with two summit craters 300 and 400 m in diameter. The symmetrical basaltic andesite cinder cone of Smith Volcano (Mount Babuyan), located 4 km to the NW of Babuyan Claro, rises to 688 m and is the youngest volcano on the island. Both Babuyan Claro and Smith volcanoes have apparently been active in historical time, although the identity of the erupting volcano is not always certain. Askedna Hot Spring is located at the southern base of Babuyan Claro.