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Friday, September 9, 2016

PHIVOLCS WARNING:MAJOR ERUPTION OF MAYON VOLCANO IN THE COMING DAYS

PHIVOLCS WARNING:MAJOR ERUPTION OF MAYON VOLCANO  IN THE COMING DAYS
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)warned  the people near the Mayon Volcano especially the approximately 18,000 residents along the slopes of the volcano to stay out of the 6-kilometer danger zone to avoid casualties.
According to PHIVOLCS resident volcanologist Eduardo Laguerta,phreatic explosion may happen  anytime but the "big" explosion is expected in the coming days.
Laguerta said his office asked geodetic engineers from yhe PHIVOLCS central office to conduct a ground surveys around the volcano following the earthquakes and they have found out that Mayon is inflated and the magma beneath the volcano is building up.The deep wells sorrounding the volcano  and the nearby towns are drying up,implying volcano's abnormal activity.
The abnormal activity of Mayon maybe similar to the 1984 explosion.

(Note:*This video footage from ABS-CBN was recorded in 2014. )
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"Today the possibility to continue for magmatic eruption is possible. We cannot discount the possibility of big explosion," Laguerta said. With the PHIVOLCS latest findings,they raised Alert level 1 for Mayon Volcano.

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Earlier last month,a series of 3 consecutive earthquakes has been recorded from Sto. Domingo fault line believed to be due to the volcano's activity.
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