December 2015 – PHILIPPINES – The Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Oriental province spewed ash on Saturday afternoon, state seismologists said. In an advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said “a low-energy ash eruption” was recorded from 1:01 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Kanlaon also spewed ashes on Saturday morning starting from 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Last November 25, Kanlaon exploded for 30 minutes which prompted the Phivolcs to raise the alert level over the volcano. Phivolcs said Alert Level 1 meant that Kanlaon Volcano was at an abnormal condition and had entered a period of unrest. Phivolcs has earlier reminded local governments of Negros Oriental and the public not to enter the 4-kilometer radius permanent danger zone due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous eruptions. Kanlaon Volcano, which has an elevation 2,435 meters, has erupted 26 times, making it one of the most active volcanoes in the Central Philippines. –Inquirer