KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 16 December 2015 8:00 AM PDF Print
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 08:30

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded nine (9) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. One ash eruption from the active crater occurred last night at 9:38PM and was recorded by the seismic network as a low frequency earthquake that lasted 45-47 seconds. The event was not visually observable but was accompanied by a rumbling sound heard in Brgys. Pula and Masolog, Canlaon City, on the southeast middle slopes of the edifice. Conditions at the summit for the rest of the day could not be observed due to thick rain clouds covering the upper slopes.

Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is at an abnormal condition and is in a period of current unrest. 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 phreatic 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.