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https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/960108/mayon-volcano-phreatic-eruption-albay-phivolcs-sunday-morning

 

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Phivolcs: Another phreatic eruption recorded on Mayon

By: Faye Orellana- @inquirerdotnet

INQUIRER.net / 12:06 PM January 14, 2018

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded another phreatic eruption on Sunday morning at Mayon Volcano, Albay.

The Mayon Volcano once again spewed “grayish steam and ash plume” at 11:43 a.m. However, the Phivolcs has not issued yet an advisory regarding the latest eruption.

Earlier, the Mayon Volcano also had a phreatic eruption at 8:49 a.m. that lasted for 5 minutes, the Phivolcs said in its 10:50 a.m. advisory.

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READ: Alert level 2 raised over Mayon after phreatic eruption

Due to earlier the eruption, residents from Barangay (village) Anoling, Camalig smell a sulfurous odor and rumbling sounds were heard, the advisory said.

The Philvocs still advised the affected residents not to enter the 6 kilometer permanent danger zone to avoid harm caused by sudden explosions.

Civil aviation authorities were also advised to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit for sudden eruption might happen, the advisory added. /je


 

 

 

another link

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/960089/alert-raised-mayon-volcano-phreatic-eruption-phivolcs

 

and another one

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/639618/mount-mayon-erupts-for-third-time-in-less-than-24-hours/story/

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Woolf

info about the Mayon Volcano

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayon

 

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RR3

When I was there I pray all gods and saints I know for some action like this but no. My karma is heavy.

Mt Mayon is a mighty volcano. Fuji-san is no more a perfect cone but Mt Mayon is.

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Tullioz

'Alert level has been raised to 3. 

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raises Alert Level 3 for the Mayon Volcano in Albay

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the alert level of the Mayon Volcano in Albay from Level 2 to Level 3, meaning a "hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days."

In a bulletin issued 8 pm on Sunday, January 14, Phivolcs said there have been 3 phreatic or steam-driven eruptions and 158 rockfall events between 4:21 pm of Saturday, January 13, and 7:25 pm of Sunday. These are considered signs of "relatively high unrest."

"Mayon's summit crater is now exhibiting [a] bright crater glow that signifies the growth of a new lava dome and beginnings of lava flow towards the southern slopes," Phivolcs added, explaining that magma is already at the volcano's crater.

It also said that the 6-kilometer (km) permanent danger zone around the volcano, as well as the 7-km extended danger zone, should be enforced "due to the danger of rockfalls, landslides, and sudden explosions or dome collapse that may generate hazardous volcanic flows."

At least 1,547 families or 5,857 persons have already evacuated from the municipalities of Camalig, Guinobatan, and Malilipot in Albay. Their barangays are included in the danger zone.

Phivolcs also reiterated that pilots must "avoid flying close to the volcano's summit as ash from any sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft."

"Based on the seasonal wind pattern, ashfall events may most likely occur on the southwest side of the volcano," added Phivolcs. – Rappler.com

https://www.rappler.com/nation/193639-hazardous-mayon-volcano-eruption-possible-within-days-phivolcs

 

A couple of pictures from this evening found at this FB page:

 https://www.facebook.com/proudtobealbayano.ph/posts/929782077175565

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I wonder what the chances are of Mayon becoming another Taal. It has been said that Taal was probably also a beautiful cone-shaped volcano before it blew. That would certainly make that area less desirable for a while.

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RR3
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Taal has an island within a lake, that is on an island within a lake, that is on an island within the sea: Vulcan Point Island is within Main Crater Lake, which is on Volcano Island, which is within Taal Lake, which is on the main Philippine Island Luzon, which is within the western Pacific Ocean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano

If Mayon evolves (erupts and caldera collapse) to another Taal, Legazpi City is gone.

one more link

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/14/philippines-raises-mayon-volcano-threat-level-to-critical

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Dafey

 

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Philippines volcano lava bursts send 34,000 residents scrambling for safety

 

A bright red burst of lava that spurted like a fountain and flowed down the side of the Philippines’ most active volcano sent more villagers scrambling for safety Tuesday, as officials warned tourists from entering the danger zone.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the lava flowed as much as 1.2 miles from the cloud-shrouded crater of Mount Mayon, while ash fell on several villages in northeastern Albay province.

“T, so we have to sustain the operations in the evacuation centers,” Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara told the ANC news channel, according to Reuters. “We need to use the calamity funds.”

At least 34,000 people have been displaced by Mayon's eruption since the weekend from two cities and six towns. Many of the people took shelter in schools turned into evacuation centers, Jukes Nunez, an Albay provincial disaster response officer, told the Associated Press by telephone. Others took refuge in the homes of relatives.

The institute has recorded at least nine tremors in the area, four of which accompanied lava fountains from the volcano, according to Reuters. The activity could mean a possible hazardous eruption is coming within a few days.

 

Officials strongly advised people not to venture into a danger zone about 3.7 to 4.3 miles around Mayon. Those being cautioned included residents who want to check their homes, farms and animals, and tourists seeking a closer view, the Associated Press reported.

"They say it's beauty juxtaposed with danger," Office of Civil Defense regional director Claudio Yucot said.

Albay officials declared a state of calamity in the province of more than a million people to allow more rapid disbursement of disaster funds, Nunez said.

"We have witnessed lava fountaining yesterday, that's why we have additional families who evacuated due to the threat," said Romina Marasigan, spokeswoman for the government's main disaster-response agency.

Renato Solidum, who heads the volcanology institute, said the flows cascading down the volcano were not generated by an explosion from the crater with superheated lava, molten rocks and steam, but were caused by lava fragments breaking off from the lava flow and crashing on the lower slopes.

Scientists have not yet detected enough volcanic earthquakes of the type that would prompt them to raise the alert level to four on a scale of five, which would indicate an explosive eruption may be imminent, Solidum said. Emergency response officials previously said they may have to undertake forced evacuations if the alert is raised to four.

Mayon is in coconut-growing Albay province, about 210 miles southeast of Manila. With its near-perfect cone, it is popular with climbers and tourists but has erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, sometimes violently.

In 2013, an ash eruption killed five climbers who had ventured near the summit despite warnings. Mayon's first recorded eruption was in 1616 and the most destructive, in 1814, killed 1,200 people and buried the town of Cagsawa in volcanic mud.

The Philippines lies in the so-called "Ring of Fire," a line of seismic faults surrounding the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/philippines-volcano-lava-bursts-send-34000-residents-scrambling-for-safety/ar-AAuMupB?li=AAb280R&ocid=spartandhp

People...If you live anywhere in the Philippines, this is going to affect you. While the Viscyan's will likeley be safe from fallen ash, economically it will effect the entire country.

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Dafey

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RR3

Nothing is as beautiful as nature. Nothing is as powerful as nature

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hyaku

No less than six local earthquakes here yesterday North of Leyte in 24 hours. Must be connected.

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Dafey

How far north? are you in Samar or further?

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Officials say the Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days.

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A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupted Monday prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise the Alert level to 4 from last week's alert level 3. (AP Photo/Earl Recamunda) The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent.

The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam between 3.5 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) into the blue sky, and then some cascaded down Mount Mayon's slopes and shrouded nearby villages in darkness, Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology and other officials said.

From the crater, the deadly debris billowed about three kilometers (1.8 miles) down on the southern plank of Mayon toward a no-entry danger zone. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, officials said.

The explosion was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago.

 

Due to its relatively gentle eruption last week, thousands left emergency shelters and returned to their communities in Legazpi city outside the danger zone. But Monday's blast sent nearly 12,000 fleeing back to evacuation centers, raising the number of people in those shelters to more than 30,000, Yucot said.

Authorities on Monday raised the alert level to four on a scale of five, which means an explosive eruption is possible within hours or days. A danger zone around Mayon was expanded to 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the crater, which means thousands of villagers will have to leave their homes, officials said.

Airplanes were ordered to stay away from the crater and ash-laden winds and several flights were canceled.

Volcanic ash fell in about a dozen towns in coconut-growing Albay province, where Mayon lies, and in nearby Camarines Sur province, with visibility being heavily obscured in a few towns because of the thick gray ash fall, Jukes Nunez, an Albay provincial disaster response officer, said by telephone.

 

"It was like night time at noon, there was zero visibility in some areas because the ash fall was so thick," Nunez said.

More than 30,000 ash masks and about 5,000 sacks of rice, along with medicine, water and other supplies, were being sent to evacuation centers, Office of Civil Defense regional director Claudio Yucot said.

Mayon lies about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila. With its near-perfect cone, it is popular with climbers and tourists but has erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, sometimes violently.

In 2013, an ash eruption killed five climbers who had ventured near the summit despite warnings. Mayon's first recorded eruption was in 1616 and the most destructive, in 1814, killed more than 1,200 people and buried the town of Cagsawa in volcanic mud. The belfry of Cagsawa's stone church still juts out from the ground in an eerie reminder of Mayon's fury.

The Philippines lies in the "Ring of Fire," a line of seismic faults surrounding the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the northern Philippines exploded in one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, killing about 800 people.

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-01-22/philippine-volcano-explodes-authorities-raise-alert-level

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colemanlee

Sounds like another Pinatubo 

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