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Phivolcs records fewer volcanic quakes in Bulusan

Phivolcs records fewer volcanic quakes in Bulusan

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LEGAZPI CITY—The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) detected in the last 24 hours fewer volcanic earthquakes in Mt. Bulusan.

Phivolcs said in its 5 a.m. bulletin on Wednesday that it recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes, fewer than the previous 69 and 56 tremors that lasted for 19 minutes.

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The volcano, however, released 4,627 tons of sulfur dioxide, and its edifice was inflated.

Its plume measured 500 meters high, drifting southwest and west-southwest of the province.

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The agency earlier noted an increase in seismic activity after another phreatic eruption on June 12.

Phivolcs raised on June 5 the alert status of the volcano to level 1 after it spewed gray plumes that rose to about a thousand meters.

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