Philippine Standard Time

Bulusan Volcano’s seismic monitoring network did not record any volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Weak emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose to 50 meters from the southeast vent before drifting southwest was observed. Precise leveling data obtained on November 20 – 29, 2017 indicated a slight deflation of the edifice, consistent with short-term deflationary trends in both tilt and continuous GPS data in the last quarter of 2017. However, the edifice remains slightly inflated since July 2016 based on continuous GPS data.

Alert Level 1 (abnormal) status remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano, which means that it is currently in a state of unrest probably driven by hydrothermal processes that could generate steam driven or phreatic eruptions. Local government units and the public are reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited and that vigilance in the Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) must be exercised due to the increased possibilities of sudden and hazardous phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ash from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. Furthermore, people living within valleys and along river/stream channels especially on the southeast, southwest and northwest sector of the edifice should be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows and lahars in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Bulusan Volcano’s condition and any new development will be communicated to all concerned stakeholders.


May 02, 2023

PHIVOLCS’ stakeholders convene to discuss its proposed modernization

A Stakeholders' Consultation Meeting on the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) Modernization Bill was held at PHIVOLCS Auditorium, Diliman, Quezon City on April 18, 2023, with the support from the DOST - Department of Legislative Liaison Office (DLLO) and the House of the Representatives…

658 hits

April 19, 2023

DOST-PHIVOLCS Promotes Earthquake Preparedness to High-Rise Building Stakeholders in Metro Manila: “READY KA NA BA SA LINDOL?” asks DOST-PHIVOLCS

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) oriented participants on the ‘Big One” and earthquake preparedness measures during its recent webinar, entitled “DOST-PHIVOLCS InfoBit 2023: READY KA NA BA SA LINDOL?” held last April 13, 2023 via Zoom. “Earthquakes don’t kill people, but…

990 hits

April 17, 2023

PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild Regional Training for CARAGA (Region XIII) & BARMM

  The PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild program is on a roll as it recently completed its third regional roll-out at Almont Hotel and Inland Resort in Butuan City on March 28-30, 2023. It was initiated by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the Department of Science and…

690 hits

April 04, 2023

DOST-PHIVOLCS Rolls Out 3R Campaign for Luzon 1 Cluster

DOST-PHIVOLCS conducted a Seminar-Workshop for 3R (Risk Reduction and Resilience) Campaign for Luzon 1 Cluster on March 21-23, 2023 at the Lohas Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Luzon 1 Cluster consists of representatives from Regions 1, 2, 3, and CAR. They are from the regional offices of the DOST,…

488 hits

March 27, 2023

DOST-PHIVOLCS Conducts Training on the Use of GeoRiskPH Platforms for the Department of Agriculture

  On March 1-2, 2023, a capacity-building program on the use of the GeoRiskPH platforms for the Department of Agriculture was conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) at the Savannah Resort Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga. It was attended by 90 technical…

779 hits