BULUSAN VOLCANO BULLETIN 15 May 2015 8:00 A.M. PDF Print

Bulusan Volcano’s (12°46.2’N, 124°03’E) seismic network recorded four (4) volcanic earthquakes during the 24-hour observation period.  During times of good visibility, weak emissions of white steam, which drifted toward southwest were observed from the southwest vent and west-northwest upper slope vent, respectively.

Alert Level 1 (abnormal) remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano. This indicates that hydrothermal processes may be underway 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 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.

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