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Bulusan volcano eruption in the Philippines. The ash column was a kilometer high

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Bulusan volcano erupted in the Philippines on Sunday. The eruption was preceded by a series of earthquakes.

The restless volcano Bulusan spewed smoke and steam. As a result of the Sunday eruption, an ash column was created, which could have been over one kilometer high. According to the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), 77 earthquakes were recorded a day before the eruption.

Inhabitants of the area were warned to stay out of the danger zone.

Land covered with ash following the Bulusan volcano eruption PAP / EPA / SPIO HANDOUT

Land covered with ash following the Bulusan volcano eruption PAP / EPA / SPIO HANDOUT

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First level of threat

Renato Solidum, the head of Phivolc, reported that there was a so-called phreatic eruption, i.e. caused by the pressure of accumulated water vapor, which is formed when water comes into contact with hot magma. Bulusan is characterized by this type of activity. Phivolcs has a five-point scale to measure the level of volcanic threat. It has now been raised from the so-called zero level to the first.

The Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region in the Pacific Ocean that is experiencing increased volcanic activity and earthquakes.

Land covered with ash following the Bulusan volcano eruption PAP / EPA / SPIO HANDOUT

Main photo source: PAP / EPA / SPIO HANDOUT



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