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Alert level raised for Kanlaon, Philippines 19 February 2008

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) increased the alert level at Kanlaon, the most active volcano of the central Philippines, on 10 February 2008 following a swarm of low-frequency tremors over the preceding 24 hours. On 19 February Phivolcs confirmed that volcanic quakes and emissions of steam and gas were continuing, and that the raised alert level would stay in place. No evacuation plans are in hand, but an exclusion zone around the area of highest danger is in place.

Kanlaon, also known as Canlaon, is situated on the island of Negros. Recent eruptive activity has consisted of phreatic explosions producing short-range ashfall.

Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Kanlaon (0702-02=)
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) – Philippine government volcanological authority main site, when it’s working

News
Phivolcs monitors abnormality of Kanlaon volcano – Sun.Star Dumaguete, 19 February 2008
Volcan : Canlaon, Philippines, 2435 m – Activolcans, 18 February 2008

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