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10:29 AM March 8, 2019

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10:29 AM March 8, 2019

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6 Volcanic Earthquakes, 2 Rockfalls Recorded in Mayon Volcano

MAYON VOLCANO – The monitoring of the Philippines’ active volcano Mayon Volcano recorded six(6) volcanic earthquakes and two(2) rockfalls.

One of the active volcanoes in the Philippines is Mayon Volcano. It is a stratovolcano located in Albay in the Bicol Region. It has erupted more than 40 times already in the past.

Recently, there is a recorded series of volcanic activities in Mayon within 24 hours of monitoring. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) released a bulletin.

Mayon Volcano

Based on the bulletin posted by Phivolcs on its Facebook page, six(6) volcanic earthquakes and two(2) rockfalls were recorded in Mayon Volcano during the monitoring.

The 24-hour observation period started yesterday through the seismic monitoring network. Based on the post, two(1) phreatic eruption events, a steam eruption without the overflowing of lava occurred resulting to two(2) of the six(6) recorded quakes.

The phreatic eruption happened at 8:11 in the morning yesterday, March 7, 2019, and the other one occurred at 6:27 in the morning today, March 8, 2019.

According to Phivolcs, the phreatic events generated ash plume from the summit before its drifted going southwest. The ash plumes were recorded at 500- and 300- high respectively.

We’ll keep you posted for further updates from Phivolcs.

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