KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 17 February 2017 08:00 A.M. PDF Print

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded one (1) volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours Steaming activity could not be observed due to thick clouds covering the summit. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 12 tonnes/day on February 1, 2017. Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements as of January 27, 2017 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.