According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the volcanic mountain of Kanlaon has shown abnormal condition by stepping up a higher level from Alert 0 to 1. Monitoring through aviation is being withdrawn for the safety of the pilots.
Mt. Kanlaon – Alert Level 1!
The volcano rests at the Northern most area of Negros Oriental in the city of Canlaon. It sets as a boundary the two regions of the island (Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental). Mt. Kanlaon made its impression a few years back in November 2015 with some steam explosion followed by an ash eruption in December. It was not until July, this year, that it was announced as Alert 0 or “Normal”. Trekking to Mount Kanlaon was even reopened.
“Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements indicate that the Kanlaon edifice remains inflated since December 2015,” PHILVOCS said.
Based on the survey and statistics of volcanology and seismology, Mt. Kanlaon is back for some action leading to the rise of alert from “Normal” to “Abnormal”. Records show that a total of 244 volcanic earthquakes were made since June 24, 2017. Steam around the crater has also been noticed. All workers, local government units, and the public are advised to stay 4 kilometers radius from the PDZ or Permanent Danger Zone of the volcano.