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Mayon volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines): inflation continues; constant glow

Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:45
07:45 AM | BY: MARTIN
Mayon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Mayon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
No significant change in activity has occurred during the past days.
PHIVOLCS recorded 1 volcano-tectonic earthquake and continuing emissions of gas and steam plumes. The plumes were dispersed towards the northwest, west-northwest and west-southwest direction.
Constant glow is visible from the summit crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 324 tonnes/day.
Recent electronic tilt data showed inflation of the middle to upper portions of the volcanic edifice that began in the last quarter of 2019.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs, pyroclastic and lava flows could affect an area of about 6 km distance from the crater and 7 km on the SSW and ENE flank.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 21 May 2020

Previous news

Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 06:52
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. ... Read all
Wed, 8 Apr 2020, 08:36
Gas plumes associated with weak glow from the crater (image: Sentinel 2)
PHIVOLCS reported that the seismic station records 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes during the last 24 hours. ... Read all
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