Phivolcs Releases Latest Updates About Mayon Volcano
The volcanology agency Phivolcs reported that Mayon Volcano showed magmatic activity and remains under alert level 2.
On Friday (July 3, 2020), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that Mt. Mayon is showing some signs of irregularities. The volcano remains under alert level 2 indicating moderate unrest.
Phivolcs said that Mayon shows a slight inflammation at the summit and continues to emit white steam-laden plumes. Those events indicate a magmatic activity happening underneath the volcano.
The agency also restrict the residents to enter the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ) and precautionary seven kilometer-radius Extended Danger Zone. The volcano also emits 200 meters white steam-laden plumes.
The seismology bureau also warned the residents near the volcano to take precautionary measures for possible sudden explosions, lava collapse, pyroclastic density currents, and ashfall.
Phivolcs also informed the Civil aviation authorities to advise the pilots to avoid flying near the volcano’s crater because ash plumes and explosions might pose danger to the aircraft.
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