Mayon Alert Level 3

Mayon Volcano Inform Degree 3 of 5

Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay is on Notify Level 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has elevated the Warn Level of Mayon volcano to 3 (of 5). This indicates that: Relatively significant unrest. Volcanic quakes and tremor may grow to be extra recurrent. Further maximize in SO2 flux. Occurrence of rockfalls in summit place. Vigorous steaming / sustained crater glow. Persistent inflammation of edifice.

Mates in Legaspi had informed us about 2 months ago that Mount Mayon’s action had improved. Steam strain in the crater experienced augmented and the steady smoke of the crater had moved up by about 80 meters. Yesterday some lava-flow occurred.

Mayon Alert Level 3
Picture courtesy of Dennis Remolacio Mirabueno

PHIVOLCS writes:

Notice OF Maximize TO Inform Stage 3:
In the past various hrs, a apparent escalation of unrest was recorded by the Mayon Volcano monitoring community. Considering that 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM currently, 39 rockfall situations that are ascribed to incipient breaching of the rising summit lava dome across the southeastern crater rim, and 32 small frequency volcanic earthquakes that point out magma intrusion and/or volcanic gas exercise, have been detected. Crater glow has turn out to be observable, indicating incandescence of the crater from molten lava and hot volcanic gas.

In view thereof, PHIVOLCS-DOST is now boosting the warn standing of Mayon Volcano from Notify Level 2 to Alert Degree 3. This implies that Mayon is exhibiting fairly higher unrest and that magma is at the crater and that harmful eruption is possible inside months. It is as a result encouraged that the 6-km radius Lasting Threat Zone (PDZ) all-around the volcano and the 7-km Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) on the southeastern flank be enforced due to the danger of rockfalls, landslides and sudden explosions or dome collapse that may create dangerous volcanic flows. PHIVOLCS maintains close monitoring of Mayon Volcano and any new development will be communicated to all worried stakeholders.

(Source: PHIVOLCS)

Pressured evacuations

12,000 habitants of Legazpi, Tabaco and Ligao as well as Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, Camalig and Draga are being evacuated.

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