Mayon volcanic earthquakes rise, but sulfur discharges and rockfalls decrease | Inquirer News

Mayon volcanic earthquakes rise, but sulfur discharges and rockfalls decrease

/ 08:26 AM June 27, 2023

Mayon Volcano will stay under Alert Level 3 as Phivolcs sees no signs to downgrade it

MANILA, Philippines — Mayon’s volcanic earthquake had further increased, now totaling 107, state seismologists said on Tuesday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the Mayon’s activity from 5:00 a.m. on June 26 to 5:00 a.m. on June 27.

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Earlier, as many as 100 quakes occurred for the first 10 hours of the measuring period alone.

In the previous period, only 102 volcanic earthquakes were recorded.

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Phivolcs noted that the increase in volcanic earthquakes has begun since June 24.

On the other hand, the state volcanologists recorded a decrease in the Mayon volcano’s rockfall events and the volume of sulfur dioxide flux it emitted.

The volcano saw 241 rockfall events with 753 metric tons of sulfur dioxide flux, a slight decrease compared to 263 rockfall events and 925 metric tons of sulfur dioxide flux reported previously.

Mayon Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since June 8, with the unrest seen to last for a few months based on the volcano monitor’s observations.

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