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25 November 2021

Floating volcanic debris in Philippines from the Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano eruption

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Location of Event:Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:2021-11-24
Time of Charter Activation:21:24
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC on behalf of PHIVOLCS
Activation ID:738
Project Management:PHIVOLCS

At 07:45 AM Philippine Standard Time (PST) of 23 November 2021, a Batanes Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (PDRRMO),reported to the DOST-PHIVOLCS Batanes Seismic Station that volcanic material had been washed onto the shores of Sitio Maydangeb, Ivana, Batanes Province. This was first noticed in coves of Batan and Sabtang islands on 21 November 2021.

These materials are pumice and smaller-grained volcanic ash washed onto some of the shores of islands of the Province of Batanes generated by the recent eruption of Fukutoku-Okanoba Volcano.

The eruption also caused huge damages and disruption to the fishing industry, fishing vessels and port operations in Okinawa. Local officials reported that a large number of fish being held in Hentona port had died from swallowing the volcanic debris.

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