Mayon spews out more sulfur dioxide, says Phivolcs
MANILA, Philippines — Mayon Volcano belched out more sulfur dioxide during the latest 24-hour monitoring of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Phivolcs said Mayon registered a sulfur dioxide flux of 1,558 metric tons on average from 5:00 a.m., July 3 to 5:00 a.m., July 4 – which is bigger than the 962 metric tons of sulfur dioxide that the volcano spewed in the previous 24-hour observation period.
Volcanic gases like sulfur dioxide could irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
Additionally, during the last monitoring cycle of Mayon, state seismologists recorded six dome-collapse pyroclastic density currents (PDC) which lasted for three minutes, one front lava collapse pyroclastic density currents (PDC) that generated 300 meters high light-brown plume, 257 rockfall events, and one volcanic earthquake.
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