Bulusan volcano spews more ash

Posted at 11/09/2010 4:17 PM | Updated as of 11/09/2010 4:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Bulusan volcano spewed more ash on Tuesday afternoon, the third time since the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Alert Level 1.

A radio dzMM report said the 500-meter high ash explosion was recorded at 3:45 p.m..

The report said ash fell on areas in Juban and Irosin towns in Sorsogon province.

A Phivolcs bulletin said that as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, only 8 volcanic earthquakes were recorded from the volcano during the past 24 hours.

"Weak to moderate emission of white steam was observed," Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs reiterated that areas within 4 kilometers of the volcano's summit should be avoided by the residents for possible "sudden steam explosion."

It also warned residents near valleys and streams against sediment-laden stream flows in the event of heavy and continuous rainfall.

Alert Level 1 was raised after the volcano belched a 600-kilometer high ash explosion on November 6. The second ash explosion was recorded on Monday. – with a report from Noel Alamar, radio dzMM