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Bulusan Volcano records 80 quakes in 24 hours

Bulusan Volcano records 80 quakes in 24 hours

‘THUNDER-LIKE’ Mt. Bulusan’s “thunder-like” explosion on Sunday morning sent hundreds of families scrambling to government shelters. Local officials appealed for drinking water, food and other basic necessities for the evacuees. —MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

LEGAZPI CITY—Eighty earthquakes were recorded in Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Tuesday.

Phivolcs initially reported 65 volcanic earthquakes on Monday night, June 20, higher than the one volcanic earthquake in the last monitoring period.

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In its 5 a.m. bulletin on Tuesday, Phivolcs said the volcano emitted 660 tons of sulfur dioxide, with the plumes reaching 300 meters high and drifting west-southwest of the province.

The volcano’s edifice is still inflated and remains under alert level 1, which means another eruption is possible.

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On June 5 and 12, the volcano had phreatic eruptions, which sent ash to the towns of Juban, Magallanes, Castilla and Pilar, and Sorsogon City in Sorsogon and Legazpi City in Albay.

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