MANILA, Philippines – In a 10:15 a.m. bulletin issued by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Monday, it states that Mayon Volcano spewed a grayish to grayish-white ash which occurred at 7:59 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., it reached 300 to 500 meters above the volcano’s summit and drifted towards the southwest direction.
PHIVOLCS recommended a strict ban on the entry into the six kilometer-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and a precautionary seven kilometer-radius Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) in the south-southwest to east-northeast sector, from the Barangay Anoling in Camalig town to Barangay Sta. Misericordia, Sto. Domingo.
“The events generated grayish to grayish white ash plume that rose 300 to 500 meters above the summit before drifting southwest,” Phivolcs said.
Mayon volcano has been under Alert Level 2 since late March this year, which means “a moderate level of unrest.”
The agency warned that “sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs, and ashfall can still occur and threaten areas in the upper to middle slopes of Mayon.”
Aircrafts are also warned not to fly close to the summit of the volcano.