Series of quakes recorded at Kanlaon volcano; PHIVOLCS “keeping close watch”

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is “keeping a close watch” on  a series of earthquakes  recorded at Kanlaon volcano.

In an advisory on Monday, June 22, PHIVOLCS said the earthquakes were monitored in the west lower flanks of the volcano on Negros Island.

These began at 4:03 p.m. of June 21, with the largest registering at 4.7 magnitude at 1:15 a.m. today.

That earthquake was felt at Intensity V in La Carlota City.

As of press time, PHIVOLCS said a total of 81 events have been recorded.

“(The Department of Science and Technology)-PHIVOLCS would like to assure the public especially the local communities surrounding Kanlaon that we are keeping close watch of the condition of the volcano and shall inform all concerned immediately should there be any further developments,” PHIVOLCS added.

On March 11, an alert level 1 was raised on Kanlaon after it entered a period of unrest.