Mayon volcano: eruption news and updates
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014
A small lava dome is present at the top of the volcano. During a field survey on 12 August, PHIVOLCS scientists observed a new lava dome, approx. 30-50 m high. It is not known when exactly the dome had grown, but it seems likely that it was relatively recently. ...more [read all]
Monday, Jul 01, 2013
PHILVOLCS maintains alert level 1 for the volcano. No significant seismic activity is taking place, and no crater glow has been observed recently. Degassing is at normal levels, but ground deformation measurements show that the edifice is still slightly inflated compared to January 2010 baselines. ...more
Monday, Jun 03, 2013
The alert level for the volcano has been raised by PHILVOLCS. A weak incandescence is sometimes observed at the summit, and slight inflation has been detected, suggesting that magma has started to intrude into the volcanic edifice. ...more [read all]
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A sudden (probably phreatic) powerful eruption from the summit crater occurred this morning and killed at least 5 people in camp #2 and wounded 15 others. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
Signs of unrest have been detected at Mayon volcano that could be first signs of new activity in the not too distant future (months ?). ...more [read all]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Mayon as most of the other volcanoes in the Philippines is currently quiet as the eruptions blog writes. ...more
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
Weak activity is present at Mayon volcano's summit crater, where a red glow can be seen at night. Philvolcs reports that during 18-25 January 2011, up to two daily volcanic earthquakes were detected by the seismic network.
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009
Mayon volcano started to erupt again on Dec 14. The lava dome in the summit of the steep stratovolcano began to grow again and is producing strombolian and vulcanian explosions as well as incandescent rock avalanches and small pyroclastic flows travelling down up to 3 km the SE side of the volcano. ...more
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
At 1:58 AM on 11 Nov, an ash explosion occurred at the summit crater of Mayon Volcano. The event was not well observed as the summit was in clouds, but recorded on seismographs and iincandescent rock fragments were seen at the upper slope of the steep stratovolcano. Ashfall drifted towards the Southwest quadrant of the volcano due to the prevailing Northeast monsoon.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
Even the number of earthquakes from Mayon have decreased, the volume of sulfur dioxide emissions has increased sharply. May be a sign of a comming eruption?Authorities declared four villages off-limits to people.