PHIVOLCS monitors 3 quakes, sulfur dioxide emission at Kanlaon; alert level 1 stays

(Eagle News)–Three volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1, was sulfur dioxide emission on Nov. 19.

PHIVOLCS sajd the emission was  at an average of 187 tons per day.

A slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes since June 2020, and inflation on the lower to mid slopes that began on  June 21 “may indicate hydrothermal or magmatic processes occurring beneath the edifice,” PHIVOLCS said.

PHIVOLCS reminded the public that at alert level 1, the volcano is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest.

The local government units and the public were strongly reminded about the ban on the entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone.

Civil aviation authorities were also advised to caution pilots against  flying close to the volcano’s summit.

“PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcano’s activity and any new development will be relayed to all concerned,” PHIVOLCS said.