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Kanlaon volcano

Discussion in 'News from The Philippines' started by Jim, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Jim
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    Kanlaon Volcano emits steam; 136 earthquakes recorded ...

    “Kanlaon Volcano is at Alert Level 1 which means that it is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest. The local government units and the public are strongly reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) must be strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions,” Phivolcs said in its Monday morning advisory.


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    I trekked kanlaon 20 odd years back Jim,there was a British student killed near the top crushed by a chunk of rock.
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    Seems like there are 4 volcanos on Negros, Jim?
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    1996 Kanlaon IncidentEdit
    On August 10, 1996, 24 mountain climbers hiked at the volcano when Kanlaon erupted without warning, killing British student Julian Green and Filipinos Jamrain Tragico and Neil Perez, who were trapped near the summit close to the crater. The local authorities rescued 17 others, including 10 Belgians, another British climber and six Filipinos while Edwin Ematong, a member of the Negros Mountaineering Club Inc. and who, along with his cousin Neil Perez, guided the British Nationals survived this eruption. He descended the volcano ahead of his group that fateful day.

    One of the rescued Belgians, Caroline Verlinde, said she and her group were about to leave a site near the crater rim when suddenly the volcano ejected ash, stones and hot gas. She ran to a tree for cover and saw her friends being hit by falling hot tephra. She said their Filipino guide told them the smoke billowing out from the crater "was just ordinary."[7][8
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    So you were there or thereabouts at the time?
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    No,I trekked it a couple of years before,I was still in HK in '96 but remember reading about the Brit student in the SCMP.
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    Never knew there were 4. As you know I live near Mount Talinis, got a great view of it from the back bedroom window.
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    I did a quick google and there seems to be 4:

    Kanlaon
    Mandalagan
    Silay
    Talinis

    It says Mandalagan and Silay are in the northern national park.

    I have seen pictures of the steam vents in Palinpinon on the side of the road taken by wife’s relatives. I gather the steam is toxic... they all seemed to be laughing and joking there so presumably not too toxic.
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