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Latest news from Mayon:
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
PHILVOLCS reports continued light unrest from the volcano. During the past 24 hours, 8 volcanic earthquakes were detected. Visible activity consists of moderate degassing only. ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
There are signs that the volcano could be heading towards a new eruption in the medium term future (weeks to months). PHILVOLCS issued a warning and raised the alert level from Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal). ... [more]


 

Mayon volcano

Stratovolcano 2462 m (8,077 ft)
Luzon Island, Philippines, 13.26°N / 123.69°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 29 Dec 2016 (light volcanic unrest, inflation, degassing)
Typical eruption style: Explosive.
Mayon volcano eruptions: 1616, 1766, 1800, 1811(?), 1814, 1827, 1834, 1839, 1845, 1846, 1851, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863(?), 1868, 1871-72, 1872, 1873, 1876, 1876, 1881-82, 1885, 1886-87, 1888, 1890, 1891-92, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1902(?), 1928, 1928, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1968, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1999-2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003(?), 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 17 Nov
Fri, 17 Nov 13:30 UTCM 2.3 / 40 km4 km011 km N 74? E of Iriga City (Camarines Sur)
Mayon, the most famous of the active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462 m on Luzon Island. It erupts very frequently.

Background:

Mayon is the archetype of a symmetrical stratovolcano and one of the world most active ones. It has frequent eruptions producing pyroclastic flows, mud flows and ash falls that repeatedly triggered large-scale evacuations. Mayon's most violent eruption, in 1814, killed more than 1200 people and devastated several towns.
the volcano rises 2462 m above the Albay Gulf and has very steep upper slopes averaging 35-40 degrees capped by a small summit crater.
Historical records of eruptions date back to 1616 and range from strombolian to basaltic plinian, with cyclical activity beginning with basaltic eruptions, followed by longer term andesitic lava flows. Eruptions occur predominately from the central conduit and have also produced lava flows that travel far down the flanks. Pyroclastic flows and mudflows have commonly swept down many of the approximately 40 ravines that radiate from the summit and have often devastated populated lowland areas.
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Source: adapted from GVP / Smithsonian Institution

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