Phreatic (steam) eruption occurred on the Philippine volcano Bulusan on Thursday 6 October. In the morning on top of an explosion was recorded, accompanied by thundering, emission of gases, ash and large stones. The eruption lasted about 15 minutes, after which some settlements have been palapeli.
As reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and seismology (Phivolcs), in the last 24 hours in the area of the volcano, there were 40 earthquakes. The Institute’s specialists advised residents of the nearest town of Irosin to remain vigilant because they are threatened by not only the ash of the volcano, but the sulfur dioxide, which in the last 7 days out of the cracks in the South-Eastern slopes of the peaks.
The fault appeared a week ago at a distance of 1.5 km from the crater Bulusan and began to throw the gases with a small amount of ashes. Many residents in Inosine and neighboring villages complain of an unpleasant smell of sulfur emanating from the rift. According to Phivolcs volcanologists, crack formed as a result of pressure in the hydrothermal system and cracking of rocks under the base Bulusan.
The fault was sent to experts of management of civil defense in the Philippines, who should determine the degree of danger of this phenomenon. In General, the alarm status persists Bulusan on the 1st level on a 4-point scale. Residents is not recommended comes the danger area bounded by radius of 4 km from the crater.