Current News: Alert Level 3 raised over Mount Mayon

Be updated with the latest news. Here’s an update on Mayon Volcano’s alert status. Check out this update by Inquirer.Net 



The crater glow of Mount Mayon is clearly visible on Sunday evening, Jan. 14, 2018, indicating that magma is near the surface, according to Phivolcs. Alert level 3 has been raised over the volcano. (Photo by EARL EPSON LIM RECAMUNDA / Contributor)-Via Inquirer.Net

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Mayon Volcano’s alert status to Alert Level 3 – which means it has an increased tendency towards eruption – at 8 p.m. Sunday, less than 24 hours after Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) was raised here. Ed Laguerta, Phivolcs Bicol chief, said that they were still unable to determine the distance of the lava flow because of the clouds. But the brighter crater glow is an indication of lava. “The brighter glow of the crater is an indication of the initiation of lava flow on the southern slope of the volcano,” Laguerta told Inquirer. “We cannot determine the distance yet because of the thick clouds.” Laguerta said that because of the raising of the alert status, the danger zone is now extended to the 7-kilometer radius of the volcano.



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