Phivolcs raises Alert Level 2 over Mayon Volcano
LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised to Alert Level 2 the warning status over Mayon Volcano in Albay province after it noted “a continued aseismic growth of its lava dome.”
In a bulletin, Phivolcs said that as of Oct. 4, the lava dome had increased in volume by about 48,000 cubic meters since Aug. 20.
“Ocular inspection of the summit during an aerial survey this morning confirmed the presence of freshly extruded lava at the base of the summit lava dome,” it added.
Phivolcs said they observed a thin remobilized light-colored ash that was “likely derived from lava fragmentation during the extrusion process on the floor of the Miisi Gully since October 2, 2022.”
In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs recorded no volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, but the public is strongly advised to avoid entering the six-kilometer-radius permanent danger zone due to the possibility of a phreatic or hazardous magmatic eruption.
“This means that there is current unrest driven by shallow magmatic processes that could eventually lead to phreatic eruptions or even precede hazardous magmatic eruptions,” Phivolcs added.
On Aug. 21, the agency raised Alert Level 1 over the volcano. INQ
Lava dome collapse feared in Mayon Volcano | Inquirer News
Albay bans activities inside Mayon Volcano danger zone – Inquirer
Phivolcs places Mayon Volcano under Alert Level 1
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.