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Luzon Island, Philippines, 13.26°N / 123.69°E
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Mayon volcano: eruption news and updates

Mayon volcano (Philippines): eruption continues, lava fountaining and pyroclastic flows

Friday Feb 09, 2018 10:22 AM | BY: T

Mayon volcano on 8(?) Feb 2018 (image: PHILVOLCS / facebook)
Mayon volcano on 8(?) Feb 2018 (image: PHILVOLCS / facebook)
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes overall. It seems to have intensified a bit over the past days and there are no signs of a near end.
The volcano's activity has been characterized by the more or less steady rise of new lava at the summit vents, feeding lava flows and producing relatively mild, but sustained explosive activity as well:
PHILVOLVS described phases of "near continuous lava fountaining" (or strong strombolian activity), ejecting incandescent lava to up to 150 m above the summit vents amd generating ash plumes that rise up to approx. 800 m. Associated rumbling and explosion sounds can be heard in up to 10 km distance.
Lava flows and glowing rockfalls continue to descend the flanks of the volcano in the the Miisi, Bonga and Bonga-Buyuan channels, and have reached lengths of 3.3, 4.5 kilometers and 400 meters, respectively. Collapsing parts of the lava flows continue to generate pyroclastic flows down the Miisi, Bonga and Basud gullies, with run-out lengths of up to 4.6 km.

Sulfur dioxide gas emission remain high, with averages of about 2500 tons/day. GPS and tilt meters continue to indicate inflation (swelling) compared to pre-eruption levels, suggesting that the eruption is far from over.
Previous news
Friday, Feb 09, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Mayon volcano on  8 Feb 2018
Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Mayon volcano on  7 Feb 2018
Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Mayon volcano on  5 Feb 2018
Monday, Feb 05, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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