Didicas volcano, 22 km NE of Camiguin Island, was a submarine volcano prior to 1952,
when a permanent island was formed. Didicas now consists of a small, 244-m-high lava dome
about 1.4 km in longest exposed dimension with a 400-m-wide crater.
The first recorded eruption of Didicas was in 1773. An earlier cone of fragmental material
reached a height of 213 m in 1860, after a four-year-long eruption, but soon was eroded
beneath the sea. Three rock masses were left after an eruption in 1900.
Two eruptions have occurred since 1952 at an explosion crater on the north side.
The Babuyan group of islands, which include the islands of Calayan, Babuyan, Dalupiri, Balintang and Camiguin, has a mixture of flat to nearly level land, and steep to very steep slopes. These islands have extensive coral reefs. There are three volcanoes in the Babuyan Islands: Mount Didicas off Camiguin island, which has a symmetrical cinder cone, about 215 meters above sea level, and Mount Pangasun in Babuyan island, which is about 840 meters above sea level and has two craters and Babuyan Claro Stratovolcano with Smith Volcano
April 1st, 1969
Three persons killed while fishing near the volcano.
Three persons were swallowed up while fishing near San Vicente, Sta. Ana, Cagayan,
yesterday when Didicas Volcano at Didicas Island erupted, according to reports reaching
the Commission on Volcanology in Manila from the Cagayan PC.
Chief volcanologist at the Commission on Volcanology,
said that Didicas Volcano,