Mayon Volcano unrest intensifies – Phivolcs
MANILA, Philippines — Mayon Volcano’s unrest has intensified, according to state volcanologists on Wednesday, noting an increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes and rockfall events.
Mayon Volcano, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), experienced seven volcanic earthquakes between 5 a.m. on Tuesday and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, along with 309 rockfall incidents.
On the other hand, the sulfur dioxide flux decreased to 149 metric tons a day.
Phivolcs had previously reported that the volcano had experienced only one volcanic earthquake and 221 rockfall events, producing 723 metric tons of sulfur dioxide flux.
Mayon Volcano was classified under Alert Level 3 by Phivolcs since last Thursday.
“Alert Level 3 is maintained over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a relatively high level of unrest as magma is at the crater and hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days,” Phivolcs said in its latest advisory.
The state seismologists said the unrest in Mayon Volcano could last for a few months based on their observations.