Mayon


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Mayon

a volcano in the Philippines, on SE Luzon: Height: 2421 m (7943 ft.)

Mayon

 

an active volcano in the southeastern part of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Mayon has a regular cone with an elevation of 2,462 m. Since 1615 it has erupted more than 30 times, with the largest eruptions occurring in 1814 and 1897. During eruptions the lava flows sometimes reach the sea. The volcano is a tourist site.

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Bichara, chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC), said the Mayon project did not pass through the RDC.
The expropriation was proposed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to clear the area and save on the cost of evacuating residents each time Mayon acts up.
Alert level 4 was hoisted over Mayon, the country's most active volcano, last January.
Tabaco and Malilipot are two of the eight cities and municipalities that have jurisdiction over Mayon Volcano.
On the latest volcano bulletin update of Phivolcs, the bureau strongly advised the public to be vigilant and desist from entering the eight-kilometer-radius danger zone of Mayon Volcano and to be additionally vigilant against pyroclastic density currents (PDCs), lahars and sediment-laden stream flows along channels draining the edifice.
To alleviate the plight of the displaced families of Mayon eruption, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello has allocated P60mn for emergency and livelihood assistance programme for 10,000 families here.
option=com_content&view=article&id=816&Itemid=500045) alert levels for Mayon.
Amateur videos taken on Monday night showed thicker pyroclastic flows, or lava trails, coming from the crater of the active volcano and video from the state volcanalogy institute on Tuesday (January 16) showed thick ash following lava trails flowing down the foot of Mayon.
With the recent development in the condition of Mayon Volcano, The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Albay has advised several measure to avoid disasters and emergency situations as such will attract anew more tourists to explore the volcano while residents to make use of the resources downslopes.
Meanwhile, the local government unit has also issued measures for the safety of tourists, scientists and students who have flocked to Albay to wait for the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
The volcanalogy agency raised the danger alert for Mayon to three, on a five-level scale.
MANILA, Jan 2, 2009 (TAP) - The Philippines lowered the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch on Saturday after noticing signs of decreased activity, and cut to 6 kilometres (4 miles) a no-go zone at the mountain.