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Mount Matutum

Mount Matutum

Polomolok, Philippines

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Description Matutum is an active volcano, approximately from Acmonan, Tupi, South Cotabato, Philippines.LocationMatutum is located in the province of South Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines, at geographical coordinates 6°22'N, 125°06.5'E.It is north of Polomolok, and about north-northwest of General Santos City.Physical featuresMatutum is a stratovolcano that rises asl with a base diameter of.It has 2 hot springs, called Acmonan and Linan, 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 320m wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120m deep, densely forested floor.EruptionsVolcanologists suspect that Matutum may have had a phreatic eruption on March 7, 1911.Matutum is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific ring of fire.