Lahar flows in La Castellana, La Carlota on Friday: Phivolcs

Lahar flow in Cabagana-an on Friday.*

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Kanlaon Volcano lahar flows cited in La Castellana and La Carlota City in Negros Occidental on Friday, June 7.

These lahar flows began at about 2:50 p.m.  and lasted 80 minutes based on the seismic record, Phivolcs said.

 Cohesive and cement-like lahars bearing broken tree debris occurred along the Baji-Baji Falls and Ibid Creek in Cabacungan, La Castellana, it said.

 La Carlota City officials also reported lahar flows  in Sto. Guintubdan, Ara-al, La Carlota City and ensuing muddy streamflows that passed the Buslugan, Busay Oro, Busay Abaga, Busay Mayor, Busay Kapid, Kabkaban, Ezzy, Busay Ambon and Labi falls, Phivolcs said.

 The Southwest Monsoon can bring occasionally heavy rains over Negros Island. These rains could generate lahars, muddy streamflows or muddy run-off in the rivers draining the southern Kanlaon edifice particularly those that have been already affected by lahars in the last three days, it said.

 Lahars can threaten communities along the middle and lower slopes of Kanlaon with inundation, burial and wash out, Phivolcs said.*

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