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Matutum is an active volcano in the Philippinesmarker.

Location

Matutum is located in the province of South Cotabatomarker, on the island of Mindanaomarker, in the south of the Philippinesmarker, at geographical coordinates 6°22'N, 125°06.5'E.

It is 15 km north of Polomolokmarker, and about 30 km north-northwest of General Santos Citymarker

Physical features

Matutum is a stratovolcano that rises 2,286 meters asl with a base diameter of 25 km.

It has 2 hot springs, called Akjmoan and Linan, 5.7 km west-southwest of the volcano.

Adjacent volcanic edifices are Landayao, Tampad, and Albulhek, which are all west of the volcano, and Magolo to the north.

There is a well-preserved 320 metre wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120 metre deep, densely forested floor.

Eruptions

Volcanologists suspect that Matutum may have had a phreatic explosion on March 7, 1911.

Matutum is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific ring of fire.

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Its said to be an active volcanoes because of an erruption that happen on dec. 23,96 ... it can make the surrounding blocks by the ashes that comes out from the crater of the volcanoes..

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