By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo
LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 (PNA) — The Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon has been resting in the past few days as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has not recorded any quake though its ground is still inflated.
Henry Imperial, Phivolcs science research assistant based in Sorsogon, however, said Tuesday that there is still the threat of a series of ash explosions while Alert Level One is still raised.
Aside from these explosions, there is also the constant threat of lahar flows in case of heavy and sustained rains in the area, particularly in Barangay Aniog in Juban town and Barangay Cogon in Irosin.
Imperial said that aside from new ash deposits there are still old ones deposited during the eruptions in May and June.
Alert Level One has been raised for two months now.
Entry within the four-kilometer permanent danger zone is still prohibited, Imperial warned.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council of Sorsogon is still in full alert as a result of the threats.
PDRRMC officials are still maintaining close coordination with the Phivolcs and the Department of Health.
In fact, they said that no villager has been reported with health problem in the area as as result of the activity of Bulusan.
Despite this, the officials have pre-positioned food and medicines for the towns of Irosin, Juban and Casiguran.
In this connection, Office of Civil Defense-Bicol Regional Director Raffy Alejandro said no affected villagers are panicking as they already know what to do in case of any resumption of the volcano’s abnormal activities.
Alejandro added that tropical storm “Egay” did not leave any damage in the Bicol Region although authorities raised the gale warning in the region’s seas. (PNA)