Kanlaon Volcano experiences another decrease in seismic activity and sulfur dioxide emissions

Kanlaon Volcano Shows Decrease in Quakes and Sulfur Dioxide Flux: Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that Kanlaon Volcano has experienced a decrease in volcanic earthquakes and sulfur dioxide flux in its latest 24-hour monitoring.

Only three volcanic earthquakes were recorded from Monday to Tuesday, a significant decrease from the six earthquakes recorded the day before. Phivolcs noted a sharp decrease in tremors during the previous monitoring period as well.

The volcano emitted a 500-meter tall plume with moderate emission and released 2,249 metric tons of sulfur dioxide flux during the surveillance in the past 24 hours.

Kanlaon Volcano, located in Negros Island, erupted on June 3 and is currently under Alert Level 2. The eruption and subsequent lahar flow have contaminated water sources and caused significant losses in agriculture on Negros Island, according to local officials.

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