Two minor eruption events happened at Kanlaon Volcano at close to 6:20 PM and 7:18 PM of 29 March 2016.
The eruptions lasted around 12 minutes and 25 seconds, respectively, primarily based on visible observation and seismic recording. These gatherings were recorded by the Kanlaon Seismic Network as explosion-form earthquakes. The initially event was accompanied by a booming seem listened to in Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al and Brgy. Yubo, La Carlota Town, Negros Occidental and Brgy. Pula Canlaon Town, Negros Oriental.
From the south-japanese side of Kanlaon Volcano, the eruption plume was noticed to have reached 1500 meters higher than the active crater. Incandescent ejecta seemingly induced compact bushfire at the higher slope as observed from La Castellana. Traces of light ashfall were being claimed in Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al, La Carlota Metropolis, Negros Occidental.
The eruption was adopted by two episodes of volcanic tremor from 10:38 PM 29 March to 00:26 AM 30 March and from 01:30 AM this early morning to existing (ongoing). Ongoing GPS data as of 14 March 2016 indicated slight inflation of the Kanlaon edifice since December 2015.
The ejected ashes have been blown westward from the crater. Yesterday rather robust winds from east (easterlies) blew more than the central and southern Visayas. In Camiguin we encountered waves of up to 1.5 meters.
Notify Amount 1 on Kanlaon Volcano
This means that it is presently in a condition of unrest possibly driven by hydrothermal processes that could crank out extra minor eruptions. The local federal government units and the community are reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Long term Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited thanks to the further possibilities of unexpected and hazardous steam-driven or insignificant ash eruptions. Civil aviation authorities have to also advise pilots to avoid flying shut to the volcano’s summit as airborne ash from a unexpected eruption can be dangerous to aircraft. DOST-PHIVOLCS is carefully monitoring Kanlaon Volcano’s activity and any new advancement will be relayed to all anxious.
Kanlaon Volcano less than surveillance
Kanlaon Volcano is 1 of the lively volcanoes in the Philippines. It is completely monitored by PHIVOLCS. 5 permanent and 1 mobile seismic stations evaluate the movements of the volcano human body.
Warning: Yesterday’s two explosions were only weak kinds. Some websites and weblogs diffuse old pictures with significantly heavier eruptions. There is no immediate risk on Negros island, but it is strictly forbidden to penetrate inside the Permanent Hazard Zone (PDZ). This 4 kilometres circle is marked pink in above map.