Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bulusan Volcano spews ash

BULUSAN, Sorsogon, October 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- A steam-driven or phreatic eruption was recorded at Bulusan Volcano's southeastern upper slope vents at 4:58 this morning, Phivolcs reported.


The event was recorded as an explosion-type earthquake that lasted nine (9) minutes based on the seismic record. Visual observation of the edifice was obscured by thick cloud cover, but limited observations near the vent approximated the eruption plume to have risen (1) kilometer high.

In addition, Bulusan’s seismic monitoring network recorded twenty-eight (28) volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours.

As Alert Level 1 (abnormal) remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano.

Meanwhile, LGU Bulusan announced that schools affected by the ashfall this morning are advised to suspend classes.
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