Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kanlaon volcano in Philippines erupts, enters period of unrest


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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised alert level 1 for Mount Kanlaon volcano as it enters a period of unrest.

The event was recorded by the Kanlaon Volcano seismic network as an explosion signal beginning at 9:30 P.M. on November 23 and lasted 30 minutes. 

The explosion produced a 1.0 – 1.5 kilometer-high white plume above the summit before drifting towards the southwest.

At least four volcanic earthquakes have been recorded during the past week by the Kanlaon Network

The local government units and the public are strictly 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 phreatic eruptions.