Fears Rise over Philippines Volcano

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, January 15, 2018

On January 13 an eruption occurred at Mayon Volcano.

The eruption propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that drifted to the southwest side of the volcano.

The activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes and traces of ash fell in Barangay Anoling, Daraga, Barangays Sua, Quirangay, Tumpa, Ilawod and Salugan of Camalig and in Barangays Tandarora, Maninila, and Travesia in Guinobatan.

Sulfuric odor was noted by residents of Camalig town proper. Rumbling sounds were also heard by residents of Brgy. Anoling, Daraga and rockfall events have been intermittently recorded. Faint crater glow has been first observed at 10:16 PM. 

On January 14, 2018, Mayon Volcano’s alert status was upgraded to Alert Level 3 (increased tendency towards a hazardous eruption) after 3 eruptions and 158 rockfall events were recorded.

The summit's crater also exhibited a bright glow signifying the growth of a new lava dome and the start of lava flows towards its slopes. 

The Team

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