Ash Ejection Lasting for 210 seconds in the Pacific Ring of Fire.



Ash was ejected from Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province Southeast of Manila on Wednesday informed Renato Solidum Director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.  The ejected ash was 250 meters above the 1565 meter high Volcano.This is for the second time in a week, but no signs of Volcano eruption says the country’s Chief Volcano Expert.

People within 4 kilometers radius were cautioned to leave the area.  Aircrafts were cautioned not to fly close to the mountains.

Reason for the ejection:

When the ground water came in contact with the hot rocks the ash has ejected.  The ejection of ashes lasted for about 3.5 minutes, lesser than the happening on May 1, 2015.

Previous incidents: 

  • In February 2011, a large explosion happened with the ash shooting up to  about 2 kilometers in the sky, which made the people clear those areas.
  • In June 1991, Mount Pinatubo in Northern Philippines had one of the biggest eruptions.
  • Mount Bulusan is one of the 23 Volcanoes active and since 1918 there had been no eruption.
  • The place is in the Pacific Ring of Fire where Volcanoes and earthquakes are quite common.


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