Iraya Volcano | John Seach


Batan Island, Batanes Province, Philippines

20.46 N, 122.01 E
summit elevation 1009 m

Iraya volcano is located on Batan Island, 200 km north of Luzon, Philippines. The volcano belongs to the Babuyan Segment, the least evolved of four segments of the Luzon arc.

The Babuyan Segment has developed on the western part of the Philippine Sea plate, which is subducted by the South China Sea plate and the Eurasian plate along the Manila Trench.

There are three volcanoes on Batan Island. Mahatao volcano is the oldest and is located in central Batan. It last erupted in the Late Miocene. Matarem volcano in the south of the island erupted in the Pliocene to Early Pleistocene. Iraya volcano is located in the north of the island and has been active since Late Pleistocene.

Eruptions at Iraya volcano have been Pelean, pyroclastic flows and lava flows.
In 1998 there was an earthquake swarm at the volcano.

Iraya Volcano Eruptions