Kanlaon Volcano erupts in Philippines after series of earthquakes

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Three volcanic earthquakes were recorded by the Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network on Dec. 25, 2015.

After 29 other quakes in a day, the volcano erupted in a rumbling sound on December 27, 2015 sending ashes 4500 meters in the sky.

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Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded twenty nine (29) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours.

At 1:29 PM yesterday (December 27, 2015), an ash eruption from the active crater was detected by the seismic network as an explosion-type earthquake that was felt at Intensity II in Brgy.

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The event was accompanied by a rumbling sound heard in Brgy.

A visible eruption column that reached 1000m above the active crater before drifting southwest was observed, although this was reported by pilots to have reached 4500m above the summit.

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Traces of light ashfall were experienced in Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy.

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Sulfuric odor was detected in La Carlota City Volcano Observatory.

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Alert Level 1 status remains in effect over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is at an abnormal condition and is in a period of current unrest.

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