TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

MOUNT MUSUAN

Mount Musuan is an ACTIVE lava dome and tuff cone which last erupted in 1891.

Musuan volcano is located on Mindanao Island. The volcano comprises a lava dome and tuff cone. The summit is at an elevation of 646m.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports that Musuan erupted in 1866 and 1867, but the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program records another eruption, possibly phreatic, that "burned everything around it." The explosion supposedly occurred four years before the 1891 visit of a Jesuit priest, who reported that he could not examine the volcano more closely because of strong solfataric activity.

Central Mindanao University Centennial #3329, 17 Sept 2010 

First Day Cover

Central Mindanao University Centennial #3329, 17 Sept 2010

First Day Covers, post marked in Manila and Bukidnon

 

 

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