Matutum 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 15 km north of Polomolok, and about 30 km north-northwest of General Santos City.
| Mount Matutum, |
South Cotabato and around 30 km north-northwest of General
Matutum is a stratovolcano that rises 2,286 meters asl with a base diameter of 25 km.
It has 2 hot springs, called Akjmoan and Linan, 5.7 km 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 320 metre wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120 metre deep, densely forested floor.
Volcanologists suspect that Matutum may have had a phreatic explosion on March 7, 1911.
Matutum is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. All are part of the Pacific ring of fire.