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Latest eruption news from Bulusan volcano:

Satellite image of Bulusan volcano on  5 Jun 2017
Monday, Jun 05, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Bulusan volcano

Stratovolcano 1565 m / 5,134 ft
Luzon Island, Philippines, 12.77°N / 124.05°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 5 Jun 2017
Typical eruption style: Explosive. In historic time, frequent small to moderate phreatic and phreatomagmatic ash eruptions. Mudflows from loose deposits on flank are often generated when heavy rains fall (e.g. during taifuns).
Bulusan volcano eruptions: 2016, 2015, 2011, Oct 2006-07, Mar-Jun 2006, 1994, 1988, 1983, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1933, 1928, 1918-22, 1916, 1894, 1892, 1889, 1886, 1852(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 17 Sep
Sun, 17 Sep 02:03 UTCM 2.3 / 22 km43 km020 km S 74? E of Prieto Diaz (Sorsogon)
Tue, 5 Sep
Tue, 5 Sep 10:31 UTCM 2.3 / 30 km26 km020 km S 14? W of Rapu-rapu (Albay)
Sun, 27 Aug
Sun, 27 Aug 22:41 UTCM 3.5 / 9 km46 km019 km S 82? E of Prieto Diaz (Sorsogon)
Sun, 27 Aug 22:40 UTCM 2.0 / 10 km33 km023 km N 86? E of Prieto Diaz (Sorsogon)
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Bulusan, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, is Luzon's southernmost volcano. It lies at the SE end of the Bicol volcanic arc occupying the peninsula of the same name that forms the elongated SE tip of Luzon island.

Background:

Bulusan is a young andesitic volcano built upon the NE rim of an older dacitic-to-rhyolitic caldera, the 11-km wide Irosin caldera, which was formed about 35,000-40,000 years ago.
Bulusan is flanked by several other large intracaldera lava domes and cones, including the prominent Mount Jormajan lava dome on the SW flank and Sharp Peak to the NE. The summit of 1565-m-high Bulusan volcano is unvegetated and contains a 300-m-wide, 50-m-deep crater. Three small craters are located on the SE flank.
Many moderate explosive eruptions have been recorded at Bulusan since the mid-19th century.


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