Saturday, February 25, 2006
Mayon displays some activity again!
As a result, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised its alert and advised residents to stay out of a danger zone covering a radius of 6 km from the crater.
It said there was no need to evacuate Legazpi City, home to 160,000 people, and nearby areas for the time being.
But the institute may suggest “further precautionary measures” if the activity persists on the 2,460-meter Mayon, one of the Philippines’ 22 active volcanos.
An ash column rose 500 meters above the crater of Mayon early yesterday, it said in an advisory.
Seismographs around the mountain detected 147 small “explosion-type” quakes during the past 24 hours, seismologists assigned to the site told Agence France Press.