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Bulusan volcano
Stratovolcano 1565 m / 5,134 ft
Luzon Island, Philippines, 12.77°N / 124.05°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Bulusan volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2011, Oct 2006-07, Mar-Jun 2006, 1994, 1988, 1983, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1933, 1928, 1918-22, 1916, 1894, 1892, 1889, 1886, 1852(?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. In historic time, frequent small to moderate phreatic and phreatomagmatic ash eruptions. Mudflows from loose deposits on flank are often generated when heavy rains fall (e.g. during taifuns).
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Bulusan volcano news:

Bulusan volcano (Philippines): phreatic explosion on Friday

Saturday Jun 20, 2015 11:05 AM | BY: T

Another eruption, moderately strong, occurred 14:55 last Friday, producing an ash column that rose 1.5 km. The eruption was not directly visible, only parts of the ash plume could be spotted, but could be heard as rumbing in Monbon village.
Ash fell on five villages in Juban town and a small pyroclastic flow might have been generated. Phivolcs scientists think the eruption was another phreatic event, i.e. caused by steam not fresh magma. An analysis of the erupted ash is needed to clarify the origin of the eruption.
Alert Level 1 remains in effect over Bulusan volcano, and a 4 km radius exclusion zone is in place, as sudden phreatic explosions could (and likely will) occur any time again.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
Two small steam-driven (i.e. phreatic) explosions occurred at the volcano this morning at 11:02 and 11:20 local time, PHILVOLCS reported. ... [more]
Saturday, May 23, 2015
During 13-15 and 17-19 May PHIVOLCS reported that six or fewer volcanic earthquakes were recorded at Bulusan. Weak steam emissions were occasionally observed rising from the SW vent and from a vent on the upper NW flank; plumes drifted SW, WNW, or drifted downslope. ... [more]
Thursday, May 07, 2015
New, sporadic explosions have occurred at the volcano since 1 May, ejecting small plumes of ash. PHILVOLCS raised the alert level to 1 and an exclusion zone of 4 km around the volcano is in place. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 14, 2014
There are signs the volcano is becoming restless again. PHIVOLCS detected an increase in seismic activity and slight deformation of the volcanic edifice. ... [more]
Thursday, May 03, 2012
PHIVOLCS reported that the Alert Level for Bulusan was lowered to 0 (on a scale of 0-5) on 24 April following a decline in activity after a phreatic eruption on 13 May 2011. ... [more]

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