Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Mayon volcano is still on alert!

During the past 24-hours, Mayon Volcano's (13.2576'N, 123.6856'E) seismic network recorded seven (7) volcanic earthquakes and eighteen (18) tremor episodes. Intermittent discharge of incandescent lava fragments and intense glow from the crater were still observed from the summit. Steaming from the crater was moderate with white plumes drifting southwest. Measurement of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emission rate was hampered due to heavy rains.

Mayon Volcano remains at a high level of unrest with fair probability for explosive eruptions. Alert Level 3 remains in effect, which means that the following zones should remain off-limits: the Extended Danger Zone (EDZ), which is the area in the southeast sector up to 7 kilometers from the summit crater, and for all the other areas around the volcano, the 6 kilometer-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ).

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?