In a post today, January 21, 2021 (Thursday), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) has released photos showing a faint crater glow at the summit of Mayon Volcano.
Faint crater glow at the summit of Mayon Volcano. Mayon has been at Alert Level 1 since July 17, 2020 and recorded 10 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes yesterday, January 20, 2021.-PHIVOLCS on Facebook
Mayon Volcano Faint Crater Glow
Here are the photos posted by PHIVOLCS:
This photo was taken on January 6, 2021.
While this photo was captured on January 18, 2021.
And this photo of the faint crater glow of Mayon was taken yesterday, January 20, 2021.
Furthermore, the volcano has been at Alert Level 1 since July 17, 2020.
Mayon Bulletin | Jan. 21 (8 am)
According to the 8:00 AM bulletin of Mayon Volcano today, ten (10) volcanic earthquakes were recorded during the 24-hour observation period.
And, moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that crept downslope before drifting to the general north was observed.
Furthermore, a faint crater glow from the summit could be observed at night.
Alert Level 1
The volcano is on Alert Level 1 or abnormal condition, and the agency is reminding everyone with the following:
- Presently no magmatic eruption is imminent, it is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) due to the perennial life-threatening dangers of:
- landslides/avalanches at the middle to upper slope
- sudden ash puffs
- steam-driven or phreatic eruptions from the summit.
- Active stream/river channels and those identified as perennially lahar-prone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall.