Awareness and Preparedness
|MAYON VOLCANO BULLETIN, 28 February 2011, 8:00 A.M.|
Mayon Volcano’s (13.2576°N, 123.6856°E) seismic network recorded one (1) volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours. During cloud break, moderate emission of white steam was observed from the crater. Crater glow was not observed because of thick clouds continuously covering the summit last night. Results of ground deformation survey conducted in early February showed that the volcanic edifice remained inflated based from 2007 baseline data (Lidong Precise Leveling Line).
Alert Level 1 is in effect over Mayon Volcano. While this means no eruption is imminent, it is recommended that the public should not enter the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) due to the continuing threat from sudden small explosions and rockfalls from the upper and middle slopes of the volcano. Active stream/river channels and those perennially identified as lahar prone areas in the southern sector should also be avoided especially during bad weather conditions or when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Mayon Volcano and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.