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Recurrent lava spurts at Mt. Mayon still ‘minor’ – Phivolcs

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 01:36 PM January 25, 2018
Mayon volcano

Mt. Mayon emits lava that generate ash plume on the morning of January 16, 2018. (Contributed photo by Vynce Opeña)

The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) still considered as “minor” the frequent episodes of lava fountaining at the restive Mt. Mayon in Albay province.

In an interview, Lois Jumawan, who is among the Phivolcs personnel monitoring the recent behavior of Mayon, said that the volcano’s lava fountaining events in the past few days still present no indication of a bigger eruption. But, she said, Phivolcs remains watchful of the possibility of a major explosion.

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Phivolcs data showed that Mt. Mayon’s first episode of lava fountaining happened at 7:47 p.m. of January 15.

Meanwhile, Phivolcs recorded the fourth lava fountaining at Mayon volcano this Thursday.

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READ: Mayon ejects lava for the third time Thursday – Phivolcs

At 11:33 a.m., Phivolcs said that Mayon emitted molten lava and generated a greyish brown ash. Officials, however, were not able to measure the height of the latest lava fountain and ash plume due to thick clouds surrounding the volcano.        /kga

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