TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

MOUNT HIBOK-HIBOK

Mount Hibok-Hibok is an ACTIVE stratovolcano which last erupted from 1948 to 1953.

Mount Hibok-Hibok volcano is located on Camiguin Island. The volcano forms a dome complex with an elevation of 1332m and contains three crater lakes.

The first recorded eruption occurred in 1827. The last period of eruption comprised a number of episodes between 1948 and 1953. The worst event was on 4 December 1951 when lava, poisonous gases and landslides destroyed nearly 19 square kilometres of land and caused over 3,000 deaths.

Following the eruptions mass emigration took place reducing the population of the island from 69,000 down to 34,000. Today the population has increased to around 82,000.

Philippine Mountains #2840b, 16 Jun 2003

(part of a se-tenant block of 4 from a Souvenir Sheet)

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Philippine Mountains #2840, 16 Jun 2003

 

Stamps by Volcano

Active Volcanoes

Hibok-Hibok

Iraya

Kanloan

Mayon

Musuan

Pinatubo

Taal

Potential Active

Apo

Makiling

Inactive

Arayat

Kitanglad

Laguna Volcanic Field

Lanao Volcanic Field

Masaraga