#BulusanWatch: Aiming for zero casualty
MANILA, Philippines – What are the scenarios that could happen in Mount Bulusan? How should the public and government prepare for these?
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Thursday, May 7, raised the alert level of Mount Bulusan from 0 to 1, following two consecutive steam-driven eruptions in the past week. (READ: Mount Bulusan erupts again)
According to Phivolcs, the “new alert level indicates that "hydrothermal processes may be underway beneath the volcano that may lead to more steam-driven eruptions."
It is "more likely" to erupt again, Phivolcs-Bicol resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta added.
"Based on past records, more explosions can be expected to occur with varying intensity, duration, and distribution of ash," reads the bulletin.
On Friday, May 8, at 10 am, Rappler will be holding a Facebook conversation on the possible scenarios that could happen in Sorsogon. The online conversation will also tackle the significance of the permanent danger zone of 4km around the active volcano.
The discussion, to be facilitated by MovePH, includes Dr Paul Alanis, Science Research Specialist II from Volcano Monitoring Division of the Phivolcs.
How about you, your community, and local government units (LGUs)? How are you preparing for the scenarios in Mt Bulusan? How do you think should the government prepare?
Join us by sharing your thoughts and suggestions during the discussion which will happen on the MovePH Facebook page. - Rappler.com
#ZeroCasualty hour is a series of social media conversations on disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation that Rappler holds with key Project Agos partners and stakeholders.
Project Agos is a collaborative platform that combines top-down government action with bottom-up civic engagement to help communities learn about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The project harnesses technology and social media to ensure critical information flows to those who need it before, during, and after a disaster. It is a partnership between Rappler and key government, private and civil society groups. It is also supported by the Australian Government.