Mayon resumes activities; earthquakes, lava fountaining recorded

Lava flows from the crater of Mount Mayon volcano during a new eruption in Legazpi city, Albay province, Philippines January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

In the last 24 hours, Mt. Mayon has resumed volcanic activities and has even spewed ash and lava last February 12.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the recent lava fountaining of Mayon reached up to 500 meters while the ash reached up to one kilometer away from the crater.

In the last 24 hours, PHIVOLCS has also recorded 108 volcanic earthquakes.

The lava fountains and earthquakes were accompanied by rumbling sounds that could be heard up to 10 kilometers away from the summit of the volcano.

Alert Level 4 remains raised over the active volcano in the province of Albay, which is expected to have a hazardous eruption in the following days.

PHIVOLCS also warned residents from entering the eight-kilometer permanent danger zone due to the danger posed by the lahar and pyroclastic substances released by Mayon.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines warned pilots to avoid flying near the crater of Mayon since the ash released by the volcano is considered dangerous for an aircraft.

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