Volcano news: Canlaon
Canlaon (Kanlaon) volcano (Philippines): small ash eruptions last night
Wednesday Mar 30, 2016 09:55 AM | DOOR: T
Eruption of Canlaon volcano yesterday evening (image: Canlaon Mountain Tigers SearchandRescue / facebook)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.
Light ash falls occurred in areas northwest from the volcano in up to 35 km distance including Bago City. Whether the explosions were caused by fresh (juvenile) magma that had risen or were the result of overheated ground water flashing to steam (phreatic explosions) is impossible to say without a more detailed analysis of the erupted ash.
The volcano has been showing signs of unrest for several months, including slight inflation of the edifice and increased earthquake activity. A nearby magnitude 3.0 quake was felt on 18 March and might have a relation with the new volcanic activity as well.
Similar explosions had occurred already last November and December and the likelihood of of more activity in the near future is relatively large.
Friday, Dec 11, 2015
Small ash emissions occurred this morning at 05:13 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 500 m from the volcano's summit. [meer...]
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
PHIVOLCS raised the alert level of the volcano following an increase in activity. Starting from 21:55 local time on 24 Nov, a series of phreatic explosions occurred from the summit crater, producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
Drie 50 meter breed scheuren zijn verschenen op op de bovenste flank van Canlaon vulkaan (ook wel gespeld als Kanlaon) in de buurt van de krater na de M6.7 aardbeving op het eiland Negros in de Filippijnen op 06 februari 2012. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Sep 01, 2009
Canlaon volcano might be preparing for a new eruption. PHILVOLCS observed a remarkable rise in its seismic activity. [meer...]
Saturday, Nov 11, 2006
On 2 November, PHIVOLCS lowered the Alert Level for Canlaon from 1 to 0. Since 26 July, 2006, no more ash explosions occurred and steam emissions and seismicity were low.