The Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Oriental province erupted at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday (March 29), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory. The eruption that lasted for 12 minutes produced a volcanic plume 1500 meters above the crater and a “booming sound” was heard in some barangays near the volcano.

According to the same advisory posted on the agency’s social media account, “traces of light ashfall were reported in Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.” According to Police Supt. Frankie Lugo, chief of the Canlaon City in Negros Oriental, several fire balls, which were coming from the crater of the volcano, started to flow following a booming sound. READ MORE