KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 26 October 2016 08:00 A.M. PDF Print
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:15

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded three (3) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. No steaming was observed during times when the summit crater was visible. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 51 tonnes/day on October 13, 2016. Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements as of 30 September 2016 indicated no significant change of the Kanlaon edifice since August 2016.

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.