A powerful eruption at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 04:45 UTC on Monday, January 22, 2018 (12:45 local time), ejected a column of ash up to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) a.s.l. The eruption lasted for some 8 minutes and generated pyroclastic flows towards the towns of Camalig and Guinobatan situated southwest of the volcano. The volcano in Albay Province has been exhibiting increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and summit explosions. In view thereof, DOST-PHIVOLCS is raising the Alert Level of Mayon volcano from Alert 3 (increased tendency to hazardous eruption) to Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent). The Danger Zone was also extended to 8 km (5 miles) from the summit vent. Heavy ashfall was reported in communities around the volcano and as far as Ligao City, 35 km (21.7 miles) away, causing zero visibility in parts of Guinobatan, Ligao, and Camalig. All public and private schools across the entire province have been suspended and closed.

mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

Night eruption of Mayon volcano on January 22, 2018. Increased volcanic activity still very well observed:

nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018. Letrato Photography

nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018. Letrato Photography
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018. CJM Paja Photography
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
nightly mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018. Letrato Photography

Heavy ashfall reduces visibility to almost zero in communities around the volcano Mayon in the Philippines on January 22, 2018:

ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
ashfall after mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018
mayon volcano eruption jan 22 2018

Residents and tourists have been reminded to observe the danger zone — not to panic, but in essence just be ready. Prepare either gas masks, handkerchiefs or clothes to prevent inhalation of fine ash. There are two possible scenarios: continuous lava eruptions, or a more dangerous pyroclastic flow. As a long-term solution, residents should start settling more than 6 km away from Mayon, so they won’t have to evacuate frequently.

Such an volcanic eruption at Mayon is so beautiful and at the same time terrifying! Be prepared!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Do you know in Philippines, cannibalists political party exists? There are cannibalistic tribes exist in every island in Philippines. They said “White man’s fresh is too hard, and does not taste good. The rice-fed Chinese is the best.” I tell you all the cannibalists are reptilians, but all the reptilians are NOT cannibalists. Some reptilians can be vegan, and can be your friends.

    If you like the article “PHILIPPINE CANNIBALS There Are 30,000 Who Like Rice-Fed Young Chinese”, the address is https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH18990402.2.303

  2. More ‘cannibalists’ (sic) in US than Philippines, only they prefer babies. This is not God’s judgement, most Filipinos are Christian and good people.

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