Kanlaon Volcano erupts in the Philippines

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Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Oriental, Philippines erupted spewing ash as high as 1.5 kilometers on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

The event was accompanied by a booming sound.

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The eruption occurred at 6:20 p.m. and lasted for 12 minutes and covered with ash the city of Bago, Negros Occidental.

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Kanlaon Volcano remains at Alert Level 1 meaning that the volcano is in a period of current unrest.

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However, it is strictly prohibited to enter the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) around the volcano. And, pilots should avoid flying near the volcano’s summit, as ash from sudden eruptions can be hazardous.

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Ashfall were reported in Sitio Guintubdan, Barangay Ara-al, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

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Mt. Kanlaon is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines.

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