Mt. Bulusan awoke the villagers on November 21, Sunday, with its ash explosions enough to make them flee their homes to safety. The 1565 meter volcano has been spewing ashes for weeks keeping the villagers on the watch of its activity. According to Philvocs, besides the ash explosions, Bulusan experienced volcanic quakes a total of 12 prior to the major ash explosion and a nine and a half minutes rumbling of the ground as the volcano ejected its ashes.
Although Alert Level 1 remains at Bulusan to indicate its abnormal activity, the experts still do not expect any hazardous eruption. The public is reminded not to wander nor settle inside the four-kilometer radius danger zone. Bulusan, located 250 kilometers southeast of Manila, is one of the country’s 23 active volcanoes with a recorded history of 16 explosions.