October 3, 2022

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Mayon Volcano up to Alert Level 1; Bulusan Volcano down to Alert Level Zero – PHIVOLCS-DOST

Photo by Erickson Balderama

PHIVOLCS-DOST jacks up Mayon Volcano alert level from zero to Alert Level 1 in Albay Province, while the agency downgraded the alert level for Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon Province, from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level Zero.

Describing the Mayon Volcano, the monitoring agency says Mount Mayon has been exhibiting abnormal conditions, and has entered a period of unrest.

The agency warns the public that entry into the 6-km Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ must be strictly avoided due to an increase in the chances of sudden steam-driven or phreatic eruption, including the perennial hazards of rockfalls, avalanches and ash bursts at the summit area, that may occur without warning.

PHIVOLCS-DOST warns people living in valleys and active river channels to be cautious and to remain vigilant against sediment-laden streamflows and lahars in the event of prolonged and heavy rainfall brought about by the advent of the rainy season.

PHIVOLCS-DOST photo

The volcano monitoring agency is closely monitoring Mayon Volcano’s activity and any new development will be immediately communicated to all concerned.

Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS-DOST lowered the alert level status for Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 0, as it has been showing signs of normalcy.

Bulusan Volcano has returned to normalcy following a general decline in monitoring parameters.

This means observational parameters have returned to baseline or background levels and no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future.