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Mayon Volcano logs 248 quakes, and 112 rockfall occasions in final 24 hrs – Phivolcs

State volcanologists record 248 volcanic earthquakes and 112 rockfall events in Mayon Volcano

FILE PHOTO: Villages in areas recognized as high-risk for lahar from Mayon Volcano are suggested to be prepared, particularly in the course of the hurricane season as heavy and steady rains might generate lahar flows alongside main channels. This picture of Mayon was taken from Barangay Mabinit in Legazpi Metropolis on July 21, 2023. —MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

MANILA, Philippines — State volcanologists recorded 248 volcanic earthquakes and 112 rockfall occasions in Mayon Volcano throughout its newest 24-hour monitoring interval.

In a bulletin issued at 8 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) stated that from 5 a.m. on Friday (August 4) to five a.m. on Saturday (August 5), a complete of 248 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes together with 124 “tremor occasions” have been logged by the Mayon Volcano Community.

Low-frequency quakes happen for lower than a minute whereas tremor occasions final for greater than a minute.


Whereas Mayon registered a decrease variety of volcanic earthquakes up to now day in comparison with the 272 recorded within the earlier 24-hour remark interval, Phivolcs famous that tremor occasions vastly elevated from 10 primarily based on its 5 a.m., August 4, to five a.m., August 5, monitoring.

Moreover, Phivolcs stated Saturday that 5 pyroclastic density currents have been logged up to now 24 hours.

Phivolcs additional reported that Mayon’s sulfur dioxide emission continued, degassing a mean of 1,602 metric tons on August 4.

Gradual effusion of lava from Mayon’s summit crater likewise endured, Phivolcs famous.

Alert Stage 3 is maintained over Mayon Volcano, which signifies that it’s at present in a comparatively excessive degree of unrest, and dangerous eruption inside weeks and even days may nonetheless be doable,” it stated.

Mayon’s alert degree standing was raised from 2 to three on June 8.

Phivolcs Director Dr. Teresito Bacolcol earlier famous that the volcano’s unrest might final for just a few months.


‘Excessive-level unrest’: Mayon’s hazardous eruption inside weeks or days nonetheless seemingly

Mayon unrest might final for just a few months – Phivolcs


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