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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

Canlaon volcano (Philippines): increased seismic activity

Monday Jun 22, 2020 08:29 AM | BY: MARTIN

The seismic activity at the volcano increased yesterday.
PHIVOLCS recorded 136 volcano-tectonic earthquakes beneath the western flanks. 4 volcano-tectonic earthquakes with magnitude M 3.2-4.7 at 1:01, 1:04, 1:34 and 2:06 local time were felt in La Carlota, Bago City, Negros Occidental, Canlaon City and Negros Oriental.
Emissions of gas and steam plumes rose 656 ft (200 m) above the crater and drifted southwest.
On 13 June sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 438 tonnes/day.
GPS measurements detected a slight deflation of the lower and mid slopes since January 2020. Short-term electronic tilt monitoring on the southeastern flanks recorded continuing deflation on the lower slopes but inflation on the mid slopes since April 2020. Phreatic or hydrothermal explosion can occur.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and phreatic eruptions could affect an area of about 4 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 22 June 2020
Previous news
Canlaon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, May 04, 2020
PHIVOLCS reported that emissions of gas and white steam plumes occurred. The plume rose 984 ft (300 m) above the summit and drifted northwest. ... [more]
Canlaon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
PHIVOLCS recorded 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes beneath the volcano over the past 24 hours. ... [more]
Monday, Mar 16, 2020
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 ... [more]
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]

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