Philippines' Mayon volcano continues to rumble loudly; govt alert stays as 24 quakes, 257 rockfall events in last 24 hours

MANILA, June 25 (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN): Twenty-four earthquakes, 257 rockfall events, and 16 pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) were recorded in Mayon Volcano over the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday.

In its 5am bulletin, Phivolcs said that Mayon continued to display “intensified unrest or magmatic unrest,” adding that it remains under Alert Level 3 due to “potential explosive activity within days or weeks.”

State volcanologists confirmed that Mayon Volcano has to be under Alert Level 3.

"In its current state, the volcano exhibits a relatively high level of unrest, with magma present at the crater and the potential for a hazardous eruption within weeks or even days," Phivolcs said in its 8am bulletin.

" Since the volcano is still erupting, we have no reason to lower the warning level. It’s an eruption, but diffusive. sive eruption but it’s still an eruption."

Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s Sakto said that although these events remain at the low-level parameters, these are still signs that the volcano’s diffusive eruption will take months before calming down.

He then reiterated that any human activity is still prohibited inside Mayon Volcano’s six-kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ).

Earlier, the provincial government of Albay ordered the evacuation of residents within 7 kilometers of Mayon. But Bacolcol said Phivolcs only continues to recommend evacuation within the 6-kilometer PDZ. - Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

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