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Corregidor is a volcanic caldera in the Philippinesmarker.

Location

Corregidor is located at latitude 14°24' North, longitude 120°24' East, including the island of Corregidormarker, in the Province of Bataanmarker, Central Luzon Region, of the Philippines.

Physical Features

Corregidor is classified by Philippine volcanologists as a potentially active caldera with a rim elevation of 173 meters and a base diameter of 4 kilometres.

Predominant rock type is dacite with a 72.68% silica dioxide content. Age of deposit is about 1 million years before present.

Eruption

Last eruption was about 1 million years ago.

Listings

Corregidor is not listed with the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program because it has no known eruptions in the Holocene.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists it as Potentially Active. The reason for this listing rather than inactive, is not disclosed on the PHIVOLCS website listing.

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