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Phivolcs Confirms Mayon Volcano Exploded, Alert Level 2 Raised Still

MAYON VOLCANO – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed that the Mayon Volcano recently exploded and the Alert Level 2 remains.

One of the active volcanoes in the Philippines is the Mayon in Albay. Previously, Phivolcs found dangerous cracks on Mayon which intensified the monitoring.

Recently, Phivolcs confirmed that the Mayon Volcano exploded twice yesterday, December 27, 2018. The institute released a bulletin containing the details of the eruption.

According to Phivolcs, Mayon exploded at 8:17 in the morning yesterday and another eruption took place at 8:28 in the morning. Grayish white ash plume was released by the volcano during its eruption.

Mayon Volcano
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In its bulletin, Phivolcs stated that the grayish white ash plume during the 8:17 eruption took 600 meters high and while the next one reached 200 meters above the summit.

During the 24-hour monitoring of the volcano, one volcanic earthquake was recorded. Based on the bulletin, Alert Level 2 in Mayon Volcano remains signifying that it is “at a moderate level of unrest”.

Phivolcs is reminding the public that eruption, lava collapses, and pyroclastic density currents may occur on the upper slopes of Mayon.

In line with this, there is a prohibition in the entry to the six-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and a precautionary radius Extended Danger Zone (EDZ).

Keep safe everyone, we’ll keep you posted for further details or updates regarding the volcanic activities in Albay.

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