Volcano news: Canlaon

Canlaon volcano (Central Philippines) activity update: low level unrest

Sun, 9 May 2021, 02:39
02:39 AM | BY: ADG
Volcanic activity at Canlaon volcano continues at low levels and has not shown significant variations recently. According to the recent bulletins released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the Canlaon volcano monitoring network has detected eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes during the last 7 days. Moderate emissions of steam-laden plumes were observed to rise 300m before drifting northwest. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions were recorded at 96 tonnes/day last 8 May 2021. The lower and middle slopes of the volcano have been observed to be slightly inflating since June 2020 based on continuous GPS and electronic tilt measurements. This may indicate hydrothermal, tectonic, or deep-seated magmatic processes ongoing underneath the surface.
PHIVOLCS maintains the Alert Level 1 at Canlaon volcano. This means that it is at an abnormal condition and showing signs of unrest. There is a possibility of sudden phreatic eruptions so entry into the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone is strictly prohibited.

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Daily Volcano Bulletin (9 May 2021, 8:00am)

Previous news

Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 07:47
White plume from Canlaon volcano on 1 August (image: @RenVolcanoman/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at low levels and it has remained essentially unchanged. ... Read all
Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 07:05
PHIVOLCS recorded 4 volcanic earthquakes beneath Canlaon volcano over the past 24 hours. Moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 500 meters before drifting northwest and northeast was observed. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 1012 tonnes/day on 02 August 2020. GPS measurements indicate slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes since May 2020, while the southeastern flanks recorded inflation on the lower to mid slopes that began on June 21, 2020. PHIVOLCS state that these parameters may indicate hydrothermal or magmatic processes occurring beneath the edifice. ... Read all
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