Philippine’s Bulusan Volano shaken by 31 quakes in 24 hours

May 26, 2011MANILA – One day after 38 volcanic quakes were recorded at Mayon Volcano in Albay, it was the turn of another volcano in the Bicol Region to show heightened activity. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Thursday 31 volcanic quakes were recorded at Bulusan Volcanon in Sorsogon in the last 24 hours. “Bulusan Volcano’s seismic network recorded 31 volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours. Steaming activity was not observed due to thick clouds covering the summit,” Phivolcs said in its Thursday update. The Bicol Region is one of the areas presently threatened by Typhoon Chedeng (Songda). Much of the region was under Storm Signal 2 as of Thursday morning. Phivolcs said Bulusan’s status remains at Alert Level 1, meaning the source of activity is hydrothermal and shallow. It maintained entry to the 4-km radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited, since the area is at risk to sudden steam and ash explosions. Due to the prevailing wind direction, residents in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano are reminded to take precautions against ashfalls. Civil aviation authorities were urged to warn pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejected ash and volcanic fragments from sudden explosions may be hazardous to aircraft. –GMA News
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