Mount Matutum

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Matutum is an active volcano, approximately 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) from Acmonan, Tupi, South Cotabato, Philippines.[1][2] Matutum and its foothills are predominantly inhabited by indigenous Blaan families.[3][4]

Its slopes are forested and host diverse species of plants and animals, including such endangered species as the Philippine eagle and the tarsier.[5][6]

Location

Matutum is located in the province of South Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines, at geographical coordinates 6°22'N, 125°06.5'E.[7]

It is Template:Convert north of Polomolok, and about Template:Convert north-northwest of General Santos City.

Physical features

Matutum is a stratovolcano that rises 2,286 metres (7,500 ft) above sea level with a base diameter of 25 kilometres (16 mi).[2]

It has 2 hot springs, called Acmonan and Linan, 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) west-southwest of the volcano.

Adjacent volcanic edifices are Landayao, Tampad, and Albulhek, which are all west of the volcano, and Magolo to the north.

There is a well-preserved 320-metre (1,050 ft) wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120-metre (390 ft) deep, densely forested floor.[7]

Eruptions

Volcanologists suspect that Matutum may have had a phreatic eruption on March 7, 1911.[2]

Matutum is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific ring of fire.

References

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