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KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN, 24 June 2016, 08:00 AM PDF Print
Friday, 24 June 2016 07:42

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded one (1) explosion-type volcanic earthquake, fifteen (15) volcanic earthquakes and long-duration volcanic tremors from 11:48 PM to 01:20 AM during the past 24 hours. The  explosion-type event was recorded at 4:40 PM and lasted for about 4 minutes based on seismic records. There was no visual observation due to thunderstorms and no rumbling sound reported during the said event. Steaming activity could not be observed due to thick clouds covering the summit.      Ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of 2 June 2016 indicated slight inflation of the Kanlaon edifice since December 2015.

Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a state of unrest probably driven by hydrothermal processes that could generate more minor eruptions. 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 minor ash 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.