Faint Crater Glow Observed at the Summit of Mayon Volcano

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.

Image may contain: sky and nature, text that says 'DOST-PHIVOLCS Photo taken: January 6, 2021 at 1818H PST Camera settings: Shutter Speed 4 seconds, F6.3 ISO 25600'

Photo Source: PHIVOLCS

While this photo was captured on January 18, 2021.

Image may contain: sky, night, outdoor and nature, text that says 'DOST-PHIVOLCS Photo taken: January 18, 2021, 0328H PST Camera settings: f/4.0 shutter speed 2 seconds, ISO 25600'

Photo Source: PHIVOLCS

And this photo of the faint crater glow of Mayon was taken yesterday, January 20, 2021.

Image may contain: night, sky and outdoor, text that says 'DOST-PHIVOLCS Photo taken January 20, 20201 1955H PST Camera settings Shutter Û= 1sec, ISO 32000, Manual Focus F/4. 0'

Photo Source: PHIVOLCS

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:
    • rockfalls
    • 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.

Source: PHIVOLCS Facebook, PHIVOLCS Website

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