KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 27 July 2016 08:00 A.M. PDF Print
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:39

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network did not detect any volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours. Wispy to moderate emission of white steam plumes that rose up to 100 meters and drifted northwest was observed. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted at the active vent averaged 234 tonnes/day on 21 July 2016. Ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of 30 June 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.