PHIVOLCS reported that a weak phreatic explosion at Pinatubo was recorded during 1209-1213 on 30 November. The event was likely drive by shallow hydrothermal processes based on very low seismicity recorded during the previous few days, low diffuse carbon dioxide flux from the lake, and a notable infrasound signal. A plume mostly comprised of steam was seen rising above weather clouds within a few minutes of the end of the event. The Tokyo VAAC stated that the plume rose to 13.4 km (44,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W based on satellite data.
Sources: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) ,Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
Syndicated from Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report