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Mayon volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines) activity update: continuing unrest

Fri, 5 Feb 2021, 09:06
09:06 AM | BY: T
Unrest continues at the volcano. During the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded a total of three (3) rockfall events most likely caused by volcanic quakes and ongoing ground deformation along the slopes of the volcano.
The slopes "inflate" due to rising of the molten magma underneath. This may also cause additional effects such as an increased release of SO2 and steam plumes.
Mayon remains at Alert Level 1, "which means that it is at an abnormal condition. Although this means that presently no magmatic eruption is imminent, it is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) due to the perennial life-threatening dangers of rockfalls, landslides/avalanches at the middle to upper slope, sudden ash puffs and steam-driven or phreatic eruptions from the summit." (PHIVOLCS)

Previous news

Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 10:11
Summit glow at Mayon volcano on 6 January (image: PHIVOLCS)
Surveillance cameras of the volcanological observatory PHIVOLCS observed a near-constant glow at the volcano visible from the summit crater during the nights on 6, 18 and 20 January visible in the attached images. This might suggests rise of magma inside the volcano's conduits. ... Read all
Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 09:01
Mayon volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
PHIVOLCS reported that Volcanic Alert Level lowered from level 2 to level 1 as the volcano has been continued to decline in the monitored parameters since 29 March 2018. ... Read all
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