State of Calamity proclaimed in Albay due to Mayon Volcano

  • Page Views 2632
  • A state of calamity has been declared in the province of Albay due to the possible violent eruption of Mount Mayon, which as been manifesting intense volcanic activity in the recent week or so. There were at least 49 tremors overnight associated with the volcanic activity.

    Visual monitoring has recorded various intensities of pyroclastic flows as well as emission of ash clouds and gases, including the dislodging of boulders and the fountaining and flowing of lava.

    According to resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta, the behavior of the lava flow indicates that the molten material is being pushed out the crater by inner forces and that much of the magma being exuded is liquid in state; “If there are significant amounts of gaseous material inside, then we could be in for a violent gas-driven explosion and discharge of ash and smoke and pyroclastic material.”

    According to officers of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) the state if technology so far does not allow accurate forecast of when the imminent eruption is going to be, if it is forthcoming at all. “There can be no definite forecast,” added Laguerta.

    Government instrumentalities continue to conduct intense information drive and persuade people staying at designated danger zones to evacuate to safer grounds.

    M. Gualvez, Interaksyon

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 16 September 2021
      1 day ago No comment

      Millions cast advance vote as race tightens in September 20 election

      Elections Canada estimates that roughly 5.8 million Canadians cast their ballot at advanced polls for the September 20 federal election. The advance polls were open from September 10 to September 13. Preliminary figures provided by Elections Canada showed that there was an 18.5 percent rise in advanced voters compared ...

    • 09 September 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Metro Vancouver Bicolanos endorse Leni Robredo for next PH president

      We are Bicolanos and Bicolanas working and residing in Metro Vancouver and express our positive support to Leni Georna-Robredo to become the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. We feel the pains of our fellow Filipinos and we equally share the burden. And being away from the ...

    • 09 September 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Conservatives lead in homestretch to September 20 vote

      Is Canada going to have a new prime minister on September 20? Results of two surveys released as Philippine Asian News Today went to press Wednesday (September 8) show the Conservative Party of Canada led by Erin O’Toole leading the Liberal Party of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Global News ...

    • 09 September 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      What’s wrong with Kim Chiu?

      Many are worried with Kim Chiu not being her usual bubbly self on recent episodes of “It’s Showtime.” Some fans even took to social media to remark about it. “Anyare kay Kim? Bakit walang kibo?” “Di ako sanay na tahimik si Kim…” “What’s happening it’s showtime? Ano ginagawa ninyo ...

    • 02 September 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      ‘Elections are important’: Janine Gutierrez urges eligible voters to register

      Actress Janine Gutierrez called on Filipinos to “make use of the next month wisely” in response to reports that the voter registration for the 2022 elections will no longer be extended despite suspension during lockdowns. The 32-year-old Kapamilya talent on August 24 responded to a news item shared on Twitter which ...

    %d bloggers like this: