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13 June 2022

Mount Bulusan volcanic eruption in Philippines

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Location of Event:Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:2022-06-13
Time of Charter Activation:20:46
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC on behalf of PHIVOLCS
Activation ID:761
Project Management:PHIVOLCS

A new phreatic eruption of Mount Bulusan (Sorsogon Province, central Philippines) occurred at 19.37 UTC (3.37 local time) on 11 June. 

The ash plume reached up to 500 m high above the crater and the eruption lasted approximately 18 minutes. 

The plumes dispersed into a long veil of ash extending to the northwest, and the ash fall covered 18 district areas located in the Municipalities of Casiguaran, Juban and Magallanes.

Authorities have reported, over 400 people have been evacuated and more than 15,000 were affected due to the first phreatic eruption that occurred on 5 June. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the alert level stands at 1 (Low Level of Volcanic Unrest).

 

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