Phivolcs records 29 volcanic quakes at Mount Bulusan

MANILA, Philippines — Restive Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon had 29 volcanic earthquakes in the last 24 hours,  the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Monday.

The 29 quakes were recorded from 5:00 a.m. Sunday until 5:00 a.m. Monday.


Phivolcs on its website said that plumes reached up to 150 meters high which were driven by the wind to the northwestern side of the province.

Phivolcs raised Alert Level 1 on Sunday after Mount Bulusan had a phreatic eruption which lasted for 17 minutes.

The public was warned by Phivolcs against entering the four-kilometer danger zone and the two-kilometer extended danger zone in the southeast part of the volcano.

The agency likewise cautioned the public of another possible sudden phreatic explosion.


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