Biliran Volcano, Biliran, Visayas, Philippines

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Biliran Volcano, Biliran Island, Visayas, Philippines.

Mt. Surio (also called Mt Biliran) is an active volcano in the Philippines, with a height of 1,301 metres (4,268 ft). The last Eruption was in 1939 and has had 1 recorded eruptions.


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Biliran Island is an solfataric active volcano and a volcanic island making up the entire Biliran Province of the Eastern Visayas Region, near Leyte in the Visayas islands group of the Central Eastern Philippines.

Elevation: 1,301 m
Last eruption: 1939
Area: 555.4 km²

Biliran Province comprises just a small island about 20 km x 25 km that sits on a volcanic plate. This means that the entire island , and province, is actually a volcanic island.

Biliran Volcano eruption 1939:

Ashfall, with deposits up to about 6.35 cm, fell in Caibiran, a municipality in the province of Biliran, and nearby areas. No reports of deaths or damage were received.

Mt. Suiro, the now dormant (but active*) Biliran Island Volcano. source: www.biliranisland.com

* Volcanos – Active or Dormant?

An active volcano is a volcano that has had at least one eruption during the past 10,000 years. An active volcano might be erupting or dormant.
An erupting volcano is an active volcano that is having an eruption…
A dormant volcano is an active volcano that is not erupting, but supposed to erupt again.
An extinct volcano has not had an eruption for at least 10,000 years and is not expected to erupt again in a comparable time scale of the future.
Source: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/faq/active_erupting.html


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