- PHIVOLCS gave a January 2020 update about the famous Mayon Volcano in Albay
- The famous volcano is still under Alert Level 2 as we enter the year 2020, according to the PHIVOLCS' website
- This means that Mayon has a moderate level of unrest and that explosions, lava collapses, and ashfall are still possible
- The update came in the midst of a possible erruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) stated on its website that Alert Level 2 still prevails over the famous Mayon Volcano in Albay since it was raised a year ago.
According to their update, this means that Mayon has a moderate level of unrest and that explosions, lava collapses, and ashfall are still possible.
The Alert Level of Mayon was raised when “moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes” was observed on the volcano a year ago.
However, no volcanic earthquakes from Mayon have been detected thus far.
PHILVOLCS also indicated the areas that might get affected: “DOST-PHIVOLCS recommends that entry into the six kilometer-radius Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ and a precautionary seven kilometer-radius Extended Danger Zone or EDZ in the south-southwest to east-northeast sector, stretching from Anoling, Camalig to Sta. Misericordia, Sto. Domingo must be strictly prohibited. People residing close to these danger areas are also advised to observe precautions associated with rockfalls, PDCs, and ashfall.”
This update on Mayon came after Alert Level 4 was declared by PHIVOLCS on the Taal Volcano in Batangas, as reported earlier by KAMI.
Mayon Volcano is one of the most famous tourist spots in Bicol. It became well known for its perfect cone and its surrounding landscape is considered as the first national park in the Philippines.
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