KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 29 July 2016 08:00 A.M. PDF Print
Friday, 29 July 2016 08:25

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network did not record any volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours. Wispy emission of white steam plumes 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.