Awareness and Preparedness
|BULUSAN VOLCANO BULLETIN 31 December 2010 8:00 A.M.|
|Friday, 31 December 2010 07:37|
Eight (8) volcanic earthquakes were detected by the seismic network at Bulusan Volcano (12°46.2’N, 124°03’E) during the past 24-hour observation period. The summit was obscured by rain clouds the whole day yesterday although no visible steam emission at the crater and known thermal vents was observed early this morning. No measurement of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rate was conducted yesterday due to rainy weather.
Alert Level 1 remains enforced over Bulusan Volcano. No entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strongly advised, since the area is at risk to sudden steam and ash explosions. Due to the prevailing wind direction, residents in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano are reminded to take precautions against ashfalls. Civil aviation authorities must also warn pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejected ash and volcanic fragments from sudden explosions may pose hazards to aircrafts. Furthermore, people living near valleys and 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 activity and any new significant development will be immediately relayed to all concerned.