PHIVOLCS records new quakes in Kanlaon


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded three volcanic earthquakes in Kanlaon Volcano as of March 6, 2023.

PHIVOLCS also reported that the volcano emits 48 tonnes per day of sulfur dioxide flux, which is considered a moderate level. According to PHIVOLCS no ash emissions or other volcanic activity were observed.

PHIVOLCS said that Kanlaon Volcano will remain at Alert Level 1, which means that no eruption is imminent. But the agency also reminds the public to avoid entering the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) around the volcano due to the possibility of sudden steam and ash explosions.

Kanlaon Volcano, which stands at 2,465 meters above sea level, is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. It is located between the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental and is a popular hiking destination for adventure-seekers.

PHIVOLCS regularly monitors the volcano for any signs of volcanic activity and provides updates to the public through their website and social media channels.