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Latest news from Mayon:
Mayon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
No significant change in activity has occurred during the past days. ... [more]
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020
Mayon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded 3 rockfall related events over the past 24-hours. Steam plume emissions drifted west and west-northwest. Faint crater glow from the summit could be observed at night. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions was measured at an average of 176 tonnes/day on 17 April 2020. Inflation of the middle to upper portions of the volcanic edifice that began in the last quarter of 2019 continues. ... [more]


 

Mayon volcano

Stratovolcano 2462 m / 8,077 ft
Luzon Island, Philippines, 13.26°N / 123.69°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 21 May 2020 (steaming; glow visible at night)
Typical eruption style: Explosive.
Mayon volcano eruptions: 1616, 1766, 1800, 1811(?), 1814, 1827, 1834, 1839, 1845, 1846, 1851, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863(?), 1868, 1871-72, 1872, 1873, 1876, 1876, 1881-82, 1885, 1886-87, 1888, 1890, 1891-92, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1902(?), 1928, 1928, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1968, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1999-2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003(?), 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2018 The majestic, perfectly symmetrical Mayon stratovolcano seen from the northwest during its eruption in 2018.No recent earthquakes
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Mayon, the most famous of the active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462 m on Luzon Island. It erupts very frequently.

Background:

Mayon is the archetype of a symmetrical stratovolcano and one of the world most active ones. It has frequent eruptions producing pyroclastic flows, mud flows and ash falls that repeatedly triggered large-scale evacuations. Mayon's most violent eruption, in 1814, killed more than 1200 people and devastated several towns.
the volcano rises 2462 m above the Albay Gulf and has very steep upper slopes averaging 35-40 degrees capped by a small summit crater.
Historical records of eruptions date back to 1616 and range from strombolian to basaltic plinian, with cyclical activity beginning with basaltic eruptions, followed by longer term andesitic lava flows. Eruptions occur predominately from the central conduit and have also produced lava flows that travel far down the flanks. Pyroclastic flows and mudflows have commonly swept down many of the approximately 40 ravines that radiate from the summit and have often devastated populated lowland areas.
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Source: adapted from GVP / Smithsonian Institution

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