Kanlaon, Philippines : low-energy ash eruption .

Kanlaon, Philippines :  low-energy ash eruption .

Kanlaon Volcano seismic network detected four (4) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Two (2) of these volcanic earthquakes were accompanied by a low-energy ash eruption at 5:13 A.M today which lasted for one minute based on visual observation. This produced a grayish to dirty-white cloud of ash reaching a height of 600m which then drifted southwest. Traces of ash were observed at San Jose, La Castellana on the southwest slope of Kanlaon Volcano.

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 11, 2015. Kanlaon, Philippines :


Photo : Experiencenegros.

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