Kanlaon Volcano Crater

Kanlaon Volcano on Negros Island

Kanlaon Volcano isn’t silent. This early morning all-around 9:19 a.m. it erupted in a phreatic explosion and spat ashes up to 1,500 meters.

Kanlaon Volcano is beneath alert level 1. It’s action is not violent but threatening. This morning a phreatic explosion spew an ash-cloud up to 1,500 meters. A 7 days ago, Sorsogon’s Bulusan volacano experienced a identical eruption.

PHIVOLCS said the phreatic explosion occurred at 9:19 a.m. and lasted until finally 9:46 a.m. The 27-moment eruption developed a 400 to 1,500-meter grayish-white ash plume.
“So far, wala tayong nakikita (na magma), but hindi naman tayo tumitigil na magazine-keep an eye on,” PHIVOLCS director Renato Solidum instructed to journalists.

The ash fall may perhaps have an impact on villages west northwest of the volcano. According to Solidum, they have been given studies that the villages of San Miguel, Guintubdan and Ara-al in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental had been impacted by the ash drop.

Kanlaon Volcano on Negros IslandPhotograph courtesy of www.earth-of-fire.com

Kanlaon Volcano – PHIVOLCS Assertion

A collection of steam and ash eruption functions occurred from the lively crater of Kanlaon Volcano starting up 09:19 AM and lasted for close to 27 minutes based on visual observations. The initial event was a steam and ash explosion that manufactured a mild grey to white steam plume that rose to about 1,500 m and later on lofted to about 3 km earlier mentioned the summit. This was followed right away by an ash eruption occasion, which made a thick, black, ash plume that rose to about 500 m. The third celebration was characterised by emission of grayish ash plume that rose to about 500 m. Mild ashfall was described at the western slopes of the volcano in Brgy. Ara-al, Brgy. San Miguel and Brgy. Yubo, La Carlota Town, Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, and Brgy. Ilijan, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Light sulfuric odor was detected in Brgy. Ara-al, La Carlota Metropolis.

Notify Amount 1 standing remains in impact over Kanlaon Volcano, which suggests that it is at an abnormal problem and is in a period of latest unrest. The nearby govt units and the public are reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Long lasting Threat Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited due to the even more alternatives of unexpected and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities should also advise pilots to steer clear of flying close to the volcano’s summit as airborne ash from a unexpected eruption can be hazardous to plane. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcano’s activity and any new development will be relayed to all anxious.

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