Manila, Philippines: A volcano in the central Philippines erupted on Monday, spewing plumes of up to five kilometers (3.11 miles) high, according to the country's seismology agency. They added that evacuations weren't yet recommended for residents in the area.
The lowest alert level remained on Mt. Kanlaon, which straddles the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. This level has been the same for several days leading up to the eruption, according to an advisory from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

On Monday, Phivolcs director Teresito Bacolcol said the agency was looking into whether to raise the volcano's alert level since the eruption, which he described as "phreatic" or steam-driven.

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Spewing Plumes 5,000 Meters High A volcano in the central Philippines erupted on Monday, spewing plumes of up to five kilometers (3.11 miles) high, according to the country's seismology agency. They added that evacuations weren't yet recommended for residents in the area.
The lowest alert level remained on Mt. Kanlaon, which straddles the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. This level has been unchanged for several days leading up to the eruption, according to an advisory from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

On Monday, Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol said the agency was looking into whether to raise the volcano's alert level since the eruption, which he described as "phreatic" or steam-driven.

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Bacolcol said a four-kilometer danger zone was in place around the foot of the volcano, but the agency hadn't yet recommended evacuations for residents living near the zone.
 

Editor: Albert Owen