Alert level 1 remains over Mayon, Bulusan

LEGAZPI CITY, September 20, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- Alert Level 1 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is at abnormal condition, PHIVOLCS announced in its bulletin this morning.

Mayon Volcano file photo
"Although this means that presently no magmatic eruption is imminent, it is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) due to the perennial life-threatening dangers of rockfalls, landslides/avalanches at the middle to upper slope, sudden ash puffs and steam-driven or phreatic eruptions from the summit. Active stream/river channels and those identified as perennially lahar-prone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall."

Meanwhile, Alert Level 1 (abnormal) also remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano.

"This indicates that hydrothermal processes are underway beneath the volcano that may lead to more steam-driven eruptions.

The local government units and the public are reminded that entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited due to the possibility of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ash from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. Furthermore, people living within valleys and along river/stream channels especially on the southwest and northwest sector of the edifice should be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows and lahars in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall." (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)


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