Monday, October 13, 2014

Mayon still at Alert Level 3.

Mayon Volcano's alert status remains at Alert Level 3, according to Philvolcs' bulletin this morning. This means that magma is at the crater, and hazardous eruption is possible within weeks.

During the past 24-hour observation period, the volcano's seismic network recorded two volcanic earthquakes. Moderate to voluminous emission of white steam plumes drifting northeast was also observed.

The edifice remains inflated compared to baseline measurements. Tilt data also indicate continuous inflation at the base of the edifice since August 2014.

Phivolcs recommends that the 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.

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