Kanlaon Volcano update: Alert Level 2 stays

By: Luisa Cabato – Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ

INQUIRER.net / 09:01 AM June 06, 2024

Residents of Barangay Biak na Bato in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, on Wednesday work together to clear lahar that covered the village’s roads and blocked the flow of traffic. Lahar flowed through the village’s streams and rivers after rains washed down ash and debris from Mt.
Kanlaon’s eruption on Monday night. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines—Alert Level 2 remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, located between Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday.

In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said it recorded 27 volcanic earthquakes from midnight on June 5 to midnight on June 6.

The restive volcano also released 3,464 tons of sulfur dioxide and a 1,500-meter-tall plume that drifted northwest, southeast, and southwest.

It added that the volcano edifice remains inflated.

Entering the four-kilometer permanent danger zone and flying any aircraft near the volcano remain prohibited.

On Wednesday, Phivolcs confirmed that lahar flow triggered by continuous rain was observed in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental and La Castellana, Negros Occidental.

It also clarified that the volcano did not erupt again, contrary to what was circulating on social media sites.

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