Phivolcs lifts alert status in Mt. Bulusan

January 30, 2020

SORSOGON’S MT. BULUSAN

 

 

LEGAZPI CITY ---  The Philippi\ne Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Sorsogon Observatory Center had lifted all alert status of  Bulusan Volcano in the province of Sorsogon after parameters  showed that the volcano’s  condition  has returned to normal.


Recently, Phivolcs reported  that only two volcanic earthquakes have been registered; no significant sulfur dioxide emission has been recorded; even sulfur dioxide (SO2) contents have lowered in series of test conducted in the waters of surrounding springs encircling Bulusan Volcano.


Since the eruption of Taal volcano in Batangas in the last three weeks, netizens have speculated on the alert status of  Bicol’s two active volcanoes- Bulusan and  Mayon, prompting Phivolcs  to post on its official website the true state of the two volcanoes.


Despite the lifting of the alert level on Mt. Bulusan,  Phivolcs  has maintained its warning to  the public to stay away from the four-kilometer  permanent danger zone particularly the South-Eastern part of the volcano.


Pilots of passing aircrafts have been also warned not to fly near Bulusan’s crater, after cases of sudden phreatic explosions  occurred  in May 2017. (SONNY SALES)
 

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