Phivolcs Warns Of Mount Mayon’s Possible ‘Big Bang’
The state seismology agency Phivolcs has warned of Mount Mayon’s possible big bang as clouds hide the volcano’s lava and ash emission.
On Tuesday (February 06, 2018), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that Mayon Volcano remains dangerous and could still generate a hazardous eruption.
Phivolcs director Renato Solidum clarified that Mayon volcano is not resting, the emission of ash and lava were just merely covered by the clouds.
“Nand’yan pa rin ang posibilidad na magkaroon ng mapanganib na eruption. Gusto ko lang ituwid po ang sinasabing nananahimik ang Mayon — ang problema lang kasi ay cloud-covered… Pero sa kasalukuyan, napakarami pong lava ang inilalabas ng Mayon since the weekend,” Solidum said quoted by ABS-BN.
Solidum said that Mount Mayon has already produced over 54 million cubic meters of pyroclastic materials since it started to show irregularities.
The seismologist also explained that the activity of Mayon Volcano will not trigger an eruption of Mount Bulusan, which contradicts the rumors.
Mayon Volcano still remains under alert level 4 as it continues to show indications of possible hazardous eruptions within the following days or weeks.
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