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KANLAON VOLCANO BULLETIN 26 March 2016 8:00 A.M. PDF Print
Saturday, 26 March 2016 08:09

Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded nine (9) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours.  Steaming activity could not be observed due to thick clouds covering the summit area. Ground deformation measurements from continuous GPS data as of March 14, 2016 indicated an inflationary trend since December 2015.

Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a state of unrest 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.