Philippines: Bulusan volcano erupts in Sorsogon, authorities raise alert level

Manila, June 5: Filipino officials raised their alert level on Sunday after Bulusan volcano erupted a gray eruption about 1 km high into the sky.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Earthquakes, the “steam explosion” occurred at around 10:37 am and lasted for about 17 minutes. Tonga’s volcanic eruption triggers a tsunami warning, check out the tweets

According to the Xinhua News Agency, ash fall was reported in a town near a volcano in Sorsogon, southeastern Manila.

“Currently, warning level 1 of Boursin volcano has been raised, which means that it is currently in an abnormal state,” he warned, “the possibility of a sudden and dangerous phreatic eruption is increasing.” doing.

A phreatic eruption is a “steam-driven explosion that occurs when surface or subsurface water is heated directly by hot rocks or new volcanic deposits, or indirectly by magma or magma gas.”

Prior to the eruption, the institute said it had recorded 77 volcanic earthquakes in the last 24 hours.

The institute banned people from entering the 4km danger zone and urged residents of the expanded danger zone villages to be vigilant.

“People living along valleys, rivers and streams, especially in the southeast, southwest and northwest sectors of buildings, are streams containing sediments in the event of heavy or long-term rainfall in the event of a phreatic eruption. You need to be careful about the flow of water vapor. “The laboratory warned.

He also warned the plane to avoid flying near the top of the volcano.

Mount Bulusan is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines.

In January 2018, the volcano spewed ash about 2.5 km high into the sky.

(The above story was first published on LatestLY at 3:17 pm IST on June 5, 2022. For news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, please visit our website. Please log on to.

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