Mayon volcano spews out more sulfur dioxide: Phivolcs

Life goes on for many Albayanos, like this family and its friends, who find time to hold a birthday celebration at a resort in Daraga town on June 23, 2023, against the backdrop of a lava-spewing Mayon Volcano. - Courtesy of Rosemarie Loma

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Mayon Volcano belched out more sulfur dioxide during the latest 24-hour monitoring of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said Mayon registered a sulfur dioxide flux of 1,558 metric tonnes on average from 5am, July 3 to 5am, July 4 – which is bigger than the 962 metric tonnes of sulfur dioxide that the volcano spewed in the previous 24-hour observation period.

Volcanic gases like sulfur dioxide could irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.

Additionally, during the last monitoring cycle of Mayon, state seismologists recorded six dome-collapse pyroclastic density currents (PDC) which lasted for three minutes, one front lava collapse pyroclastic density currents (PDC) that generated 300 meters high light-brown plume, 257 rockfall events, and one volcanic earthquake.

The majestic mountain standing mighty and proud in the heart of Bicolandia is predicted to remain restive for a few months since it was placed under Alert Level 3 on June 8.

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