Mayon volcano: eruption news and updates
Mayon volcano (Philippines): sudden explosion kills 5 climbers
Tuesday May 07, 2013 06:57 AM | DOOR: T
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.
The victims, many foreigners, were part of an organized group of climbers. They were surprised by the explosion that showered the camp area with ballistic blocks that hit them.
The eruption itself produced a large ash-plume rising several hundred meters before dispersing.
There were no apparent precursor signs of the explosion. PHILVOLCS placed an exclusion zone of 6 km around the volcano.
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
Tekenen van onrust is herkend op Mayon vulkaan die kan zijn eerste tekenen van nieuwe activiteit in de verre toekomst (maanden?). ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Mayon as most of the other volcanoes in the Philippines is currently quiet as the eruptions blog writes. ... [meer...]
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
Weak activity is present at Mayon volcano's summit crater, where a red glow can be seen at night. Philvolcs reports that during 18-25 January 2011, up to two daily volcanic earthquakes were detected by the seismic network. [meer...]
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009
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. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
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. [meer...]