Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mount Bulusan volcano spews ash in Philippines: PHIVOLCS

Mt. Bulusan Volcano in Philippines spewed a grayish steam and an ash column reaching 500 meters on 22th February 2016, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. 

According to Bulusan Volcano advisory issued at 06:00 pm, ashfall was reported in the towns of Juban and Irosin. Atleast two successive minor eruptions occurred at the west-northwest fissure of Bulusan Volcano summit around 5:01 pm.

Alert Level 1 is in effect over Bulusan Volcano and public are not allowed inside the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ). Residents located in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano are advised to take precautions against ashfalls.

DOST-PHIVOLCS has been closely monitoring Bulusan Volcano’s activity and any new significant development will be immediately relayed to all concerned.

Mount Bulusan Volcano is situated in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region, about 250 km southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila.  Bulusan is the fourth most active volcano in the Philippines after Mayon, Taal, and Kanlaon.