Mayon Volcano Notify Amount has been decreased to Amount 2. PHIVOLCS famous a “general decline” of the volcano’s general action given that the past recorded seismic swarm last November 29.
PHIVOLCS maintain their warning to the public to steer clear of entry into the 6-kilometer long lasting threat zone all-around Mayon Volcano thanks to the dangers of rockfalls, avalanche, ash puffs and unexpected steam-driven or phreatic eruptions at the summit location. The lowering of the Inform Level from 3 to 2 should not be taken to mean the volcano’s unrest has ceased, declaring eruptible magma has now amassed deeper beneath it.
This lowering of the Warn Stage is good information for the nearly 3,000 people evacuated from their residences before this year. People whose residences are outside the 6 kilometer long lasting hazard zone all-around Mayon Volcano are allowed to return.
All those households whose homes are within this hazard zone will be completely relocated. Priority in the relocation application will be provided to people in the southeast quadrant which include Camalig and Daraga.
Mayon Volcano Hazard maps
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Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ most energetic volcano and is considered to be the world’s most properly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. It is a basaltic-andesitic volcano.
The upper slopes of the volcano are steep averaging 35-40 degrees and are capped by a tiny summit crater. Its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic materials. Mayon has had forty-seven eruptions in recorded heritage.
The to start with recorded eruption was in 1616, the past main eruption ceased on 1st Oct 2006, whilst a devastating lahar followed on 30 November 2006.
The most damaging eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as substantially as opposed to the 1766 eruption.
PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Mayon Volcano and any new development will be relayed to all anxious.
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Title photo courtesy of James Jacob.