Mayon Volcano registers 45 quakes in 24 hours

By , on September 17, 2014


Mayon Volcano eruption on December 29, 2009. Tryfon Topalidis / Wikipedia photo
Mayon Volcano eruption on December 29, 2009. Tryfon Topalidis / Wikipedia photo

MANILA — Mayon Volcano is still in unrest and manifesting continuous activities, according to the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Philvolcs).

In its most recent report, the bureau was able to monitor 45 volcanic quakes and 277 rockfall events in a span of 24 hours.

Philvolcs also noted that the crater of Mayon is still at Intensity III that manifests a bright crater glow. Moreover, the rockfall at the uppermost level of Bonga gully shows that the lava is already at the dome of the crater.

The volcano is still under Alert Level III, meaning that eruption is impending.

On Wednesday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has already evacuated more than 1,500 families from the six-kilometer permanent danger zone surrounding the volcano.