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Kanlaon volcano (Philippines) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 23 December-29 December 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
PHIVOLCS reported that at 1457 on 23 December the seismic network at Kanlaon detected an explosion. The event was not visually observed due to dense weather clouds around the summit area but rumbling was heard in nearby barangays including Cabagnaan, La Castellana (16 km SW), and Ara-al and Yubo, La Carlota City (14 km W). Minor amounts of ash fell in Ara-al, Haguimit, and La Granja, La Carlota City, and a sulfur odor was noted in barangay Tres Elis, La Castellana.
An explosive event detected by the seismic network at 2109 on 24 December was again not visually observed. Trace amounts of ash fell in Ara-al, Haguimit, and La Granja, and a sulfur odor was reported in Tres Elis. White steam plumes rose 100 m above the crater and drifted SW on 26 December.
A five-minute long ash event that began at 1329 on 27 December was accompanied by rumbling heard in a few local barangays. An eruption plume, viewed from the SE flank, rose 1 km above the crater, and may have risen as high as 4.5 km based on pilot observations. Minor ashfall was noted in Ara-al, Yubo, and La Granja, Cabagnaan, Sag-ang (La Castellana), barangay Miranda, Hinigaran (Negros Occidental), Municipality of Pontevedra (Negros Occidental), and reached as far as Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (58 km WNW).
The Alert Level remained at 1 (on a scale of 0-5).

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Kanlaon. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 23 December-29 December 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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) Canlaon volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1980, 1978, 1970, 1969, 1932-33, 1927, 1905-06, 1904, 1902, 1894, 1893, 1884, 1883, 1866
Typical eruption style
Explosive (phreatic eruptions)
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