Thursday, October 18, 2007
Bulusan volcano comes back to life!
He said the lahar was only flowing to river channels.A radio DZMM report, meanwhile, said a team of volcano experts led by Bella Tubianosa, head of PHIVOLCS-Sorsogon, has been dispatched to the area to inspect the lahar flow.PHIVOLCS said Bulusan remained restive and have shown abnormal activities in the last 24 hours.As of 3:45 p.m. Monday, PHIVOLCS said the volcano had a phreatic explosion that created an ash column that went as high as 150 meters from the crater ring.
Phreatic explosions are described as steam-blast eruptions driven by explosive expanding steam resulting from cold ground or surface water coming into contact with hot rock or magma. PHIVOLCS hoisted Alert level 1 in the area, barring residents from entering the four-kilometer permanent danger zone of the volcano.