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Canlaon volcano
Stratovolcano 2435 m / 7,989 ft
Central Philippines, Philippines, 10.41°N / 123.13°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Volcano news: Canlaon

Kanlaon Volcano (Philippines): activity update

Monday Mar 16, 2020 16:16 PM | BY: MATTHEW

DOST-PHIVOLCS recorded two volcanic earthquakes beneath Kanlaon volcano over the past 24 hours. There is continued long term edifice inflation which has been occurring since 2017, while in the short-term, the southeastern flanks recorded slow inflation of the lower slopes since May 2019 and pronounced inflation of the upper slopes in the end of January 2020. According to DOST-PHIVOLCS, these indicators suggest that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring deep beneath the edifice. The current alert level is ALERT LEVEL 1
“Alert Level 1 (abnormal) status prevails over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest. The local government units and the public are strongly reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) must be strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejecta from any sudden phreatic 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.”
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Links / Sources:
  • https://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/index.php/kanlaon-volcano-bulletin-menu/9860-kanlaon-volcano-bulletin-16-march-2020-08-00-a-m
Previous news
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
PHIVOLCS reported that activity of the volcano has been generally decreasing since June 2019. ... [more]
Saturday, May 06, 2017
On 5 May PHIVOLCS reported that activity of the volcano has been generally decreasing since the last phreatic eruption on 15 June 2016. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
PHIVOLCS reported that during 20-25 July diffuse white plumes rose above Kanlaon; On 20 July plumes were a dirty-white color, and on 25 July they rose 200 m and drifted NW and SW. The Alert Level remained at 1 (on a scale of 0-5). ... [more]
Eruption of Kanlaon volcano yesterday (PHILVOLCS)
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
The volcano remains restless. A small explosion occurred Saturday morning at 09:19 local time. ... [more]
Eruption of Canlaon volcano yesterday evening (image: Canlaon Mountain Tigers SearchandRescue / facebook)
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Two small explosions occurred at the volcano yesterday evening, at around 18:20 and 19:18 local time. An ash plume rose to approx. 1500 m above the summit and some freshly ejected incandescent bombs could be seen at the crater rim. ... [more]

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