Corregidor Caldera

Corregidor Caldera is an extinct volcanic caldera located at the entrance to Manila Bay in the Philippines. The caldera is composed of the islands of Corregidor and Caballo in the province of Cavite,[1] which are believed to be the exposed rim of the volcano.

Corregidor Caldera
Corregidor overview landsat2000.jpeg
Corregidor and Caballo Islands are the rim of the caldera
Highest point
Elevation173 m (568 ft)
Prominence173 m (568 ft)
ListingPotentially-active volcanoes of the Philippines
Coordinates14°22′39″N 120°36′33″E / 14.37750°N 120.60917°E / 14.37750; 120.60917Coordinates: 14°22′39″N 120°36′33″E / 14.37750°N 120.60917°E / 14.37750; 120.60917
Geography
Corregidor Caldera is located in Philippines
Corregidor Caldera
Corregidor Caldera
Map of the Philippines
LocationEntrance to Manila Bay
Geology
Mountain typeCaldera
Volcanic arc/beltWestern Bataan Lineament
Last eruptionUnknown

Physical featuresEdit

Corregidor is classified by Philippine volcanologists as a potentially-active caldera with a rim elevation of 173 meters (568 ft) and a base diameter of 4 kilometers (2.5 mi).[2]

Predominant rock type is dacite with a 72.68% silica dioxide content.[2]

EruptionEdit

Last eruption was about 1 million years (1.10 +/-0.09 Ma) BP based on the age of deposits.[2]

ListingsEdit

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists the volcano as potentially active.[2] The reason for this listing rather than inactive, is not disclosed on the PHIVOLCS website listing.

Corregidor is not listed with the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program as it has no known eruptions in the Holocene epoch (around 10,000 years ago).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Political Districts of Cavite" Archived October 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Provincial Government of Cavite Official Website. Retrieved on November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Corregidor". Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  3. ^ "Volcanoes of the Philippines and Southeast Asia". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.