Mayon volcano: eruption news and updates
Mayon volcano (Philippines): new lava dome in summit crater
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.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014, 10:3710:37 AM | BY: T
In the past 2 months, the volcano experienced weak and short phases of inflation, suggesting pulses of rising magma. In addition, sulfur dioxide emissions had been higher than normal during the past 2 weeks. However, no incandescence was observed during the past 4 months.
As a precaution, PHILVOLCS decided to raise the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2. An exclusion zone of 6 km radius around the summit is in place.
Previously, it had been raised from 0 to 1 last year on 2 June, following changes in seismic activity and observed glow at the summit crater.
Mon, 1 Jul 2013, 16:33
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. read all
Mon, 3 Jun 2013, 10:56
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. ... read all
Tue, 7 May 2013, 06:57
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. ... read all
Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 08:48
Signs of unrest have been detected at Mayon volcano that could be first signs of new activity in the not too distant future (months ?). ... read all
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 10:05
Mayon as most of the other volcanoes in the Philippines is currently quiet as the eruptions blog writes. read all