The PHIVOLCS and PAG-ASA laid recent information regarding Mayon Volcano’s behavior and updates on weather forecast today, February 12, 2018, at AECID Hall APSEMO Building.
According to PHILVOLCS, As of February 11, 2018, Mayon’s activity was defined as sporadic and weak fountaining lava flow. Lava fountaining lasted from four to twenty minutes reaching 150 meters up to 400 meters high above from the Mayon’s summit. Lava flowed throughout the night and rock falls were recognized in the Miisi and Bonga-Buyuan channels. Pyroclastic density current was deposited from areas 4.5, 4.6, and 4.2 kilometer reaching Miisi, Bonga, and Basud Gullies.
A total of 82.1 mcm was deposited by the Mayon Volcano which includes pyroclastic density current events (15.5 mcm), lava flows (61.5 mcm), and tephra falls (5.1).
Mayon Volcano still remains in Alert Level 4. Public are advised to desist from entering the 8 kilometer danger zone. Civil aviation must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as Mayon can spew ash anytime.
According to Ed Laguerte, resident Vulcanologist, lava flow is still ongoing and the amount is still consistent. However, it will not ensure that Mayon will be at rest anytime soon
Mayon Volcano will remain to have its unpredictable behavior.
As of of 7:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “Basyang” was estimated at 645 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 1,115 km Southeast of Legaspi City, Albay.
For the following days, Bicol areas will experience cloudy skies, rain showers, and thunderstorms. Moderate to heavy rains will also be expected. There’s a probability that lahar will occur.
“Maaring tumaas ang bagyo sa Luzon dahil sa malakas na Northeast Monsoon”, said Melvin Almojuela, Weather Specialist.