PHIVOLCS observes two phreatic eruptions from Mayon Volcano

PHIVOLCS observes two phreatic eruptions from Mayon Volcano

- PHIVOLCS has seen two phreatic eruptions from Mayon Volcano on Monday morning

- They raised the alert level to 2; moderate level of unrest

- PHIVOLCS urge the public to remain alert and vigilant

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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), they have observed two phreatic eruptions from Mayon Volcano. KAMI learned that phreatic eruptions are caused by water beneath the surface being heated by magma.

As reported by DZBB Super Radyo, PHIVOLCS released a statement saying that the two phreatic eruptions were seen between 7:59 AM to 8:05 AM on November 26 (Monday). Due to the eruption, Mayon Volcano produced grayish to grayish white ash which rose to 300 to 500 meters.

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In a recent report by CNN Philippines, PHIVOLCS raised Alert Level 2 on Mayon Volcano, or “moderate level of unrest”. They also added that there was no ash fall reported in nearby areas and as of 10 AM no plumes were seen.

However, PHIVOLCS reminds the people to remain vigilant for possible lava explosions, lava collapses, and ash fall in the upper to middle slopes of Mayon. Rappler reported last July 1 that Mayon Volcano also erupted which produced white to light gray ash up to 500 meters.

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