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Mount Kanlaon Volcano in Central Philippine Emits Ash

January 8, 1992

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Mount Kanlaon emitted ash and generated earthquakes on a central Philippine island today but no casualties or damage were reported, scientists said.

July Sabit of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 8,134-feet Mount Kanlaon, on Negros Island, emitted ash for 21 minutes, sending it as high as 2,640 feet above the crater.

Sabit said the earthquakes were not felt, and were recorded only on seismographs.

Similar activity of shorter duration was reported in February and a minor eruption occurred in October 1989. There was no damage then.

Kanlaon, about 330 miles southeast of Manila, is among 21 active volcanos in the Philippines.

In June, Mount Pinatubo erupted, killing more than 700 people.

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