Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Phivolcs continues to monitor Kanlaon volcano

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) continues to monitor Kanlaon Volcano.

Kanlaon Volcano's monitoring network recorded 33 volcanic earthquakes during the 24-hour observation period, Phivolcs said.

Moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 700 meters before drifting southwest was observed.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 1130 tonnes/day on February 13, 2021. Ground deformation data from continuous GPS and electronic tilt measurements have been recording a slight inflation of the lower and middle slopes since June 2020.

These parameters may indicate hydrothermal, tectonic, or deep-seated magmatic processes occurring deep beneath the edifice, Phivolcs said.

The four-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone must be strictly prohibited, Phivolcs warned.


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