8 volcanic quakes recorded Tuesday-A A +A
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
MANILA -- State seismologists recorded eight volcanic quakes near Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province during the 24-hour observation period.
Emission of white steam from Bulusan's crater and known thermal vents were also observed drifting toward the southeast, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its 6:49 a.m. Tuesday bulletin.
These developments, Phivolcs said, mean that Bulusan's status is still abnormal. Alert level 1 remains in effect over the volcano.
Phivolcs reminded the public not to go near or inside the four-kilometer radius permanent danger zone, saying the area is at risk to sudden steam and ash explosions.
The agency also advised residents in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano to take precautions against ashfalls.
Pilots are also advised not to fly close to Bulusan's summit as the volcano might eject ash and volcanic fragments that may pose hazards to aircrafts.
The Phivolcs assured that it is monitoring the activity of Mount Bulusan. (Sunnex)