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17 volcanic quakes recorded at Kanlaon

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Kanlaon Volcano is an active stratovolcano, the highest mountain on Negros island, and its peak at 2,465m above sea level is the highest point in the Visayas.* Nic Ledesma/CCN file photo

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported recording 17 volcanic earthquakes at the Kanlaon volcano on September 20.

Phivolcs said it also noticed a 100-meter tall moderate emission of plume from the volcano crater, drifting in a northwesterly direction.

It also reiterated its reminders that entry into the four-kilometer permanent danger zone is still prohibited, and flying of any aircraft close to the volcano is not allowed.

Phivolcs also warned that steam driven or phreatic eruptions may occur.*

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