Mayon still at Alert Level 3

Mayon Volcano’s alert status remains at Alert Level 3, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced earlier today.

As of 8:00 this morning, two volcanic earthquakes and four rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period were recorded.

Moderate emission of white steam plumes drifting downslope towards SW was also observed.

Alert Level 3 means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks, Phivolcs explained.

It is recommended that the 6-km radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) around the volcano and the 7-km Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) on the southeastern flank be enforced due to the danger of rock falls, landslides and sudden explosions or dome collapse that may generate hazardous volcanic flows.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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