Mayon volcano: eruption news and updates
Mayon volcano (Philippines), activity update: new eruption
Mayon volcano started to erupt again on Dec 14. The lava dome in the summit of the steep stratovolcano began to grow again and is producing strombolian and vulcanian explosions as well as incandescent rock avalanches and small pyroclastic flows travelling down up to 3 km the SE side of the volcano.
wo, 16 dec 2009, 10:1910:19 AM |
Authorities have raised the alert level to 3 (out of 4) and started to evacuate 50,000 people living in the immediate neighborhood of the volcano.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 06:51
At 1:58 AM on 11 Nov, an ash explosion occurred at the summit crater of Mayon Volcano. The event was not well observed as the summit was in clouds, but recorded on seismographs and iincandescent rock fragments were seen at the upper slope of the steep stratovolcano. Ashfall drifted towards the Southwest quadrant of the volcano due to the prevailing Northeast monsoon. ... Lees alle
Thu, 13 Aug 2009, 07:13
Even the number of earthquakes from Mayon have decreased, the volume of sulfur dioxide emissions has increased sharply. May be a sign of a comming eruption?Authorities declared four villages off-limits to people. ... Lees alle
Sat, 2 Dec 2006, 10:22
We regret to post a very sad volcano-related news entry. Heavy rainfall from the exceptionally strong typhoon Durian that hit the Philippines a few days ago triggered a series of huge mud flows and landslides on the slopes of Mayon volcano (which itself has been quiet for over a month now, but accumulated lots of fresh deposits in its last eruptive phase in the summer 2006).The lahars (mud flows) buried dozends of villages and hundreds of people lost their lives. ... Lees alle
Thu, 14 Sep 2006, 07:56
Seismic activity and lava extrusion from Mayon decreased during 6-12 September. Ground-deformation measurements showed an overall deflation. On 11 September, the Alert Level was lowered from 4 to 3 and around 30,000 people who had been evacuated early in August were allowed to return to their homes. ... Lees alle
Thu, 7 Sep 2006, 20:31
Thick blocky lava lava continues to flow from Mayon volcano. The main active flow on the SE slope reaches about 800 m elevation where the flow front begins to disintegrate into loose blocks that roll into the Buyoan ravine.Occasional explosions at Mayon continued during the past weeks. According to seismic data, four explosions were registered on 31 August. Ashfall was reported in surrounding cities including Tabaco (about 13 km NW) and Guinobatan (about 13 km SW). One small explosion was registered on 3 September. Lees alle