Philippine volcano spews ash, fiery debris

2016-03-30 19:01
Kanlaon volcano. (Phivolcs)

Kanlaon volcano. (Phivolcs)

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Manila - One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed ash and fiery debris overnight, triggering a small bushfire on its slope, a government agency said on Wednesday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it recorded two minor eruptions at Kanlaon volcano in the cental province of Negros Oriental on Tuesday evening.

"From the southeastern side of the volcano, the eruption plume was observed to have reached 1 500m above the active crater," the agency said in a bulletin.

No injuries were reported from the eruptions, which occurred three months since the 2 435m volcano, located about 520km south of Manila, last spewed ash.

Phivolcs reminded the public to stay outside a 4km radius danger zone "due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or minor ash eruptions."

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