Mount Hibok-Hibok Description[edit | edit source]
The location of this volcano is on the Camiguin Island in the Philippines. This eruption produced an ashflow, which killed about 500 people. After the 1951 eruption, the Philippines created PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology). PHIVOLCS was created to monitor unusual seismic activities. It was also created for the safety of its residents and visitors of the island.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The height of Hibok-Hibok is 1332 kilometers. The base diameter is 10 kilometers. Mt. Hibok-Hibok is an incandescent volcano. Mt. Hibok-Hibok consumes a large amount of oxygen when erupting. The longitude and latitude is 9°12.2'N, 124°40.5’E. Mt. Hibok-Hibok is on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Mt. Hibok-Hibok's other name is Catarman. It's one of the active volcano in the Philippines. Mt. Hibok-Hibok has six hot springs. The springs' names are Ardent Spring, Tangob, Bugong, Tagdo, Naasag, and Kiyab. Mt. Hibok-Hibok's adjacent volcanic edifice are Mt. Vulcan, Mt. Mambajao, Mt. Ginsiliban, and Mt. Uhay. Mt. Hibok-Hibok's domes and cones are Campana Hill, Minokol Hill, Tres Marias Hill, Mt. Carling, Mt. Tibane, and Piyakong Hill. Crater lakes of Mt. Hibok-Hibok are Kanangkaan, Itum, and Ilihan. The rock type is Hornblende andesite and dacite. The tectonic setting is Central Mindanao Arc.
1951 Eruption[edit | edit source]
The eruption produced pyroclastic material and lava on the December 4, 1951. This encased bodies in gray material. Most of the people were found as if they were just asleep.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
The population of 69,000 dropped down to 34,000. This huge population decrease was caused by emigration.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
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