Kanlaon, Philippines : an ash explosion occurred on Kanlaon Volcano.

Kanlaon, Philippines : an ash explosion occurred on Kanlaon Volcano.

At around 2:57 PM, an ash explosion occurred on Kanlaon Volcano based on seismic records. An intensity II earthquake was reportedly felt at Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al, La Carlota City. The explosion event was not visually observable due to thick clouds covering the summit but was accompanied by a rumbling sound heard in Brgy. Cabagnaan, La Castellana, Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al and Brgy. Yubo, La Carlota City. Traces to light ash fall were reported at Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al, Brgy. Haguimit, and Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota City.

Today , Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded six (6) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours.

Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is at an abnormal condition and is in a period of current unrest. The local government units and the public are reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as airborne ash from a sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcano’s activity and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.

December 24, 2015. Kanlaon, Philippines :

Source : DOST-PHIVOLCS

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