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Mt. Mayon on Tight Watch for Eruption

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First Published         13 Nov , 2009      12:35 am      (UTC/GMT -8 HRS)

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Last Wednesday (11 November 2009), about 1:50 A.M. Mt. Mayon had a minor explosion lasting for about three minutes which brought ash fall on the towns surrounding the volcano. According to the Philippine Institue of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the explosion was a sign of magma (rising) intrusion toward the summit of the volcano’s crater.

A second eruption occurred again about seven in the morning of the same day. Ashes emitted reached an estimated height of three hundred meters from the crater. Due to the current northeast monsoon, the ashes from the first and second explosion were blown towards the city of Ligao, and the towns of Oas, Polangui, Camalig and Guinobatan, at the southwest and northwest of the mountain. Nearby residents related they heared rumbling sounds emanating from the volcano.

The authorities have raised Alert Level 2, which means a state of increasing unrest of magmatic origin which may eventually lead to an eruption. In a pro-active move, Albay governor Joey Salceda exhorted officials of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office to enforce the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone and the seven kilometer extended danger zone. around the volcano. A massive evacuation plan has been placed on standby status by the provincial government.

Mayon has coughed-out ashes on several occasions last September and October, this year. The last time the volcano made a violent eruption was in 2006. It spewed magma, lava, ashes, and volcanic rocks. With its towering height of 8,077 feet (2,462 meters), the almost perfect-coned volcano is the main tourist attraction of the province and the regions’ natural wonder. More about Mt. Mayon on this link.

Bulkan Mayon Binabantayan Baka Magtuga
Kan Miyerkules (11 de Noviembre, ining taon) mga 1:50 nin maagahon, an bulkan Mayon nag tuga nin abo sa laog nin mas o menus sa tolong minuto na ipinadpad sa mga banwaan na nakapilbot digde. Segun sa PHIVOCS, an pagtuga senyal na an magma pasakat na sa bunganga kan bulkan.

An ikaduwang pagtuga nangyari alas siyete nin aga kan parehong aldaw. An abong isinuka uminabot sa langkaw na tres siyentos metros hale sa ngimot kan bulkan. An mga abo ipinadpad kan doros sa ciudad kan Ligao,kaiba an mga banwaan kan Oas, Polangui, Camalig asin Guinabatan. An mga residentes na harani nagtaram na nakakadangog sinda nin pagribok gikan sa bukid.

An mga autoridad itinaas an patanid sa Alert Level 2, nangangahulugan na padagdag an pagkalakaga kan magma na posibleng magresulta sa pagtuga. Si governor Salceda pinagiromdom an mga opisyal sa oficina kan Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management na ipasunod an anum na kilometrong permanenteng zona na delikado sa palibot kan bukid asin an kadagdagan na pitong kilometro pa sa ibaba kaini.

An huring pagbuga nin abo kan bulkan nangyari nagkaperang beses kan bulan nin Septiembre asim Oktubre ngonian na taon. Huring nagtuga an bulkan kan taon 2006. Sa langkaw na 8,077 piyes (2,462 metro), an mala-perfectong imbudong baliktad na vulcan an pinakacentro nin turismo kan provincia asin rona nin Bicol.

Thanks to Sky Watch Team of Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. See more skies on this link.   Skywatch Friday

First Published         13 Nov , 2009      12:35 am      (UTC/GMT -8 HRS)


58 Responses

  1. Pacey says:

    Thanks for the info, a beautiful but dangerous volcano. Thanks for the visit Japa.

  2. Dewdrop says:

    Stay safe! Beautiful shot!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Terrific shot! And, yes, beautiful but dangerous! Thanks for your visit as always!

    Do stay safe, Japa!


  4. eileeninmd says:

    Great shot of the volcano. Stay safe.

  5. Tara R. says:

    Amazing snap! Hope all is well, and stay safe!

  6. Carver says:

    I hope you remain safe. Great shot.

  7. Yogi♪♪♪ says:

    That is very interesting. We don’t have very many volcanos in the midwest USA.

    Thanks for visiting!

  8. Dirkjogt says:

    Great shot, I hope everything will stay safe. Thanks for sharing

  9. upto6only says:

    never been to Legaspi City to see Mt. Mayon. beautiful. still at its perfect cone

  10. Eaglesbrother says:

    Great shots….someone forgot to turn off the burner under that mountain…hope you stay safe and untouched by ashes.


  11. luna miranda says:

    beautiful but dangerous. i traveled to Legazpi a few year ago to witness one of the eruptions. it was simply magnificent—scary but an exciting experience.

  12. January says:

    The ever active Mayon!

    Hope our kababayans there are safe..

    Have a Nice Day..

    Visit mine too…

  13. This Is My Blog - fishing guy says:

    Japa: Thanks for sharing this great shot of the active volcano.

  14. Paula says:

    We live with the threat of hurricanes and it can be quite nerve wracking. I hope you stay safe.

  15. Gill - That British Woman says:

    wow I agree very beautiful, but also dangerous. Hope everyone is safe?

    Gill in Canada

  16. SandyCarlson says:

    A dangerous beauty, to be sure.

  17. AL says:

    You watch out guys, it’s spewing ashes again, but still Mt. Mayon looks grand, can’t help but admire.

  18. Marites says:

    i really like this mountain volcano. Beautiful but really dangerous. I want to see it up close someday.

  19. Bonnie Bonsai says:

    It will be a sad thing if Mayon Volcano will ultimately lost its perfect cone. But it’s good to hear that the government will not place people’s lives at risk like what most government in the country does to its constituent.

    Thanks for the info and I enlisted in your Facebook.

    I know some Paduas and Gomez in Guinobatan.

  20. April says:

    What an amazing photo!

  21. Maria says:

    Your volcano photo is formidable! I hope it becomes quiet.
    Stay well ~ Maria

  22. Tabib says:

    Keep the distance.

  23. Hilda says:

    It’s still a beautiful photo for SWF, but I really pray that Mayon doesn’t erupt again. We’ve had too many disasters already. 🙁

  24. Ann says:

    came via eileen’s and your comment on ffingi.

    Your moutnain is so beautiful, so symmetrical.

  25. Janie says:

    The smoking volcano looks scary, and it certainly must be frightening to those who live nearby. I hope you and your family are a safe distance away.

  26. Ebie says:

    I could still see the perfect cone shape!

    I hope this beauty does not get so angry and erupt!

  27. Joops says:

    Oh no, that is one scary thing in Albay..

    Come and see 2-in-1 scene in the Land of the Morning Calm

  28. eden says:

    very nice shot of the Mayon. thanks for sharing

  29. ΝΕΦΕΛΕΣ says:

    Majestic and great!!

  30. magiceye says:

    very interesting post. you take care.

  31. Firefly says:

    I would love to see a smoking volcano in person.

  32. The Early Birder says:

    Informative post. Hope you stay safe.
    Thanks for dropping in on the “EB” blog. FAB.

  33. Pearl Maple says:

    Fantastic photo and interesting things going on there

  34. Autumn Belle @ KDP says:

    A beautiful mountain but very suspenseful and frightening feeling. Please take care. I pray that it doesn’t errupt.

  35. AKO says:

    Interesting info with the picture! It would have been nice to be there in person to take photos.

    Have a nice weekend!

  36. Susan says:

    Very vivid reminder of that nature while beautiful, is also lethal at times.

  37. Mike says:

    Interesting post and great photo 🙂

  38. bettyl says:

    Terrific info! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Barb says:

    It is a Natural Wonder, Japa – your post is very informative. Hope that it will remain a beautiful sight and not cause any devastation.

  40. Postcards from Wildwood says:

    That’s a lovely shot, Japa. But I do hope these rumblings will not go on to result in an eruption. You have all had so much to deal with over the past months. You are in my thoughts.

  41. Denise says:

    A fantastic photo! Hope this volcano quietens itself soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed my visit here.

  42. jabblog says:

    Powerful beauty and danger in this perfect volcano. Living in its shadow must be very troubling at times like this. Take care.

  43. JOE TODD says:

    Looks like things may get pretty exciting

  44. Deborah Godin says:

    Yes, beautiful, but perhaps treacherous, too – a real important sky to watch! Be safe.

  45. EG Wow says:

    This sounds exciting and dangerous at the same time. I’ll be listening to the news to find out what happens next!

  46. January says:

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  47. Fotobloggen 2010 says:

    Thats something special!
    not many people can get photos lika that from the surroundings


  48. Arija says:

    It certainly is alive and smoking.
    Great shot.

  49. Robin says:


    Nature is incredible in its ability to thrill with its beauty and danger at the same time.

  50. sonia a. mascaro says:

    Amazing picture!

    Thanks for stopping by my place!

  51. Lisa Wilson says:

    Amazing photo! Stay safe! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  52. Debbie @Like a Rose says:

    Oh my! Hopefully it will be all smoke and no lava! Stay safe and thanks for visiting.

  53. Tanya says:

    Amazing! Be careful! Great skywatch photo and thanks for the visit 🙂

  54. Lucy Corrander says:

    Looks terrifying.


  55. Bub says:

    Like the design, template, post is decent, writing is good. I’ll probably check your blog again….

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