Mount Hibok-Hibok

December 12, 2010

Mount Hibok-Hibok or Hibok-Hibok is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It is also known as Catarman. It is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines, all part of the Pacific ring of fire. Volcanologists sort out Hibok-Hibok as a stratovolcano & dome complex with an elevation of 1,332 meters and a base diameter of 1,000 meters. It has six hot springs Ardent Spring, Tangob, Bugong, Tagdo, Naasag and Kiyab. It has 3 crater lakes; Kanangkaan Crater, site of the 1948 eruption, Itum Crater, site of 1949 eruption, & Ilihan Crater, site of 1950 eruption. Its impending volcanic edifices are Mt. Vulcan w/c is 671 m high asl, NW of Hibok-Hibok , Mt. Mambajao located in the center of Camiguin, Mt. Ginsiliban w/c is 581 m high asl located in southernmost Camiguin, Mt. Uhay situated in N of Mount Ginsiliban. There are also domes and cones at Campana Hill, Minokol Hill, Tres Marias Hill, Mt. Carling, Mt. Tibane, and Piyakong Hill.


Mt. Hibok-Hibok is a common hiking destination in Camiguin island. A permission from the DENR office in Mambajao is required. It normally takes 3–5 hours to reach the summit. The usual jump-off is Ardent Hot Springs in Mambajao. Views from the summit include the nearby White Island, Bohol (N), Eastern Mindanao (E) and Siquijor (W). The mossy crater of Camiguin’s past eruption can also be seen. Mark Wallace of Newburgh, NY states that the permit is more of a use charge and the hike is not difficult. He recommends that it be climbed with a group because there are no telephones on the trail & there is the possibility of spraining an ankle or otherwise having a mishap requiring assistance. He climbed Mt. Hibok-Hibok in less than an hour at age 59. On the trail are the Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross, which are 14 events in the crucifixion of Jesus at intervals on the climb. They are a commemoration to the dead from the last eruption in the 1950s.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Drexxyvillavicencio says:

    wala bang tagalog kasi homework namin eh:[

    • makubex says:

      wala eh. kelangan kasi english to para general hehe!. i-tagalog mo na lang ah. gamit ka ng google translator :D sa baba nito ung wibya toolbar may mga languages try mo iselect ung filipino kung pde.

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