Bulusan Volcano records 106 quakes in 24 hours | Inquirer News

Bulusan Volcano records 106 quakes in 24 hours

June 12 eruption of Mount Bulusan. Image from Sorsogon Provincial Information Office / Facebook

Mount Bulusan spewed a column of ashfall as can be seen from the municipality of Juban at 3:37AM of June 12, 2022. The phreatic eruption lasted 18 minutes, according to the Sorsogon Provincial Information Office. Image from Sorsogon Provincial Information Office / Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 106 earthquakes were recorded in the Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Monday.

Based on its 24-hour observation from June 12, 5 a.m. to June 13, 5 a.m., Phivolcs listed 106 volcanic earthquakes including 48 volcanic tremors which lasted for 20 minutes.

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The plumes reached 500 meters high and drifted west-northwest of the province.

Areas affected by the Bulusan volcanic quakes. Image from Phivolcs website

Areas affected by the Bulusan volcanic quakes. Image from Phivolcs website

Meanwhile, 4,627 tons of sulfur dioxide flux were registered on Sunday.

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The volcano’s edifice is still inflated, said Phivolcs.

Bulusan Volcano had another phreatic eruption on Sunday morning, spewing ash anew in the province’s towns.

Last week, the restive volcano had a 17-minute phreatic eruption which prompted Phivolcs to raise Alert Level 1 over the volcano.

Several families have evacuated after the ashfall blanketed their homes.

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