BULUSAN VOLCANO BULLETIN 30 June 2016 08:00 A.M. PDF Print
Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:35

Bulusan Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded three (3) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Weak to moderate emission of white steam plumes that crept downslope towards northwest was observed. Precise leveling survey last 27 April-5 May 2016 measured slight deflationary changes of the edifice relative to February 2016. However, ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of 2 June 2016 indicate slight inflation of the edifice since May 2016.

Alert Level 1 (abnormal) remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano. This indicates that hydrothermal processes are ongoing beneath the volcano that may lead to more steam-driven eruptions. The local government units and the public are reminded that entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited due to the possibility 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 ash from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. Furthermore, people living within valleys and along river/stream channels especially on the southwest and northwest sector of the edifice should be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows and lahars in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Bulusan Volcano’s condition and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.