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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Mayon is still at alert level two, meaning the volcano is at a moderate level of unrest.
on Friday, Mayon spewed grayish ash plume from the summit before drifting southwest with the height of 300-meters.
Alert Level 2remains in effect over Mayon. It means the volcano is experiencing a moderate level of unrest.
Alert level 2 means Mayon Volcano "is at a moderate level of unrest."
The mountain biking and trail running stages, for one, offer a new set of unique challenges and thrills with the 28-km bike course featuring wide and open trails and providing breathtaking view of Mayon. It will be a two-loop course for swim, bike and run race passing through fire roads, grass roads, sands and rocky trails.
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.
Volcanologist Ed Laguerta said he saw huge glowing lava fragments and super-hot boulders rolling down from Mayon's crater late Monday, when thick clouds parted and revealed the volcano's summit.
The volcanalogy agency raised the danger alert for Mayon to three, on a five-level scale.
Despite the volcano appearing to have settled into a more moderate eruption phase, Renato Solidum, the director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, says danger still remains around Mount Mayon.
Manila Mount Mayon in the southern Luzon was predicted to spew out more than 60 million cubic metres of lava, following a ten-kilometre ash column up in the sky in a major eruption before the end of the year, experts told Gulf News.
A state of calamity has been declared in eight cities and towns around Mayon Volcano.