Cagua Volcano - John Seach


Cagayan Province, Philippines

18.22 N, 122.12 E
summit elevation 1133 m

Cagua volcano is located in northern Luzon, Philippines. It is considered part of the Babuya segment because it falls within the N-S trend of the active volcanoes and is east of the trend of the Northern Luzon extinct volcanic centers.

Mt. Cagua is a calcalkaline basaltic and andesitic stratovolcano, which has been built up by at least three eruptive phases:

1) An effusive phase between 1.5 and 1.2 Million years ago.
2) Emission of thick andesitic pyroclastic flows at approximately 670,000 years ago.
3) Young ash flow deposits, deposits, some of which were phreatomagmatic in origin.

Cagua Volcano Eruptions

1907, 1860