KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 31 March 2016 8:00 A.M. PDF Print
Thursday, 31 March 2016 07:53

In the past 24 hours Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded four (4) volcanic earthquakes and long-duration volcanic tremor that began on 01:30 AM 30 March 2016. Ongoing tremor is accompanied by observed weak to moderate steaming at the active vent, producing a 700m-high steam and ash plume that drifted south-southwest. In consequence, traces of light ash intermittently fell on Brgy. Sag-ang in La Castellana, Brgy. Ara-al and Brgy. Yubo in La Carlota City, and Brgy. Ilijan in Bago City, Negros Occidental. Continuous GPS data as of 14 March 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.