PHIVOLCS monitors Kanlaon for possible phreatic eruptions


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is currently monitoring the activities of Mt. Kanlaon due to a possible hazard that may occur, including the possibility of phreatic eruptions.

This after it recorded a total of 101 volcanic earthquake from April 30 up to today, May 2. Over the weekend, PHIVOLCS said it logged 66 volcanic earthquake and recorded 100 meters tall weak emission.

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On April 30, the local government of La Carlota City has alerted residents of barangays Ara-al, Brgy. San Miguel, Brgy. Yubo and Brgy. Haguimit for possible ashfall due to low-level unrest of the volcano.

In its 5AM advisory released today, May 2, PHIVOLCS reminded the public that entry into 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is restricted, while flying of any aircraft close to the volcano is prohibited.