Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mayon Volcano spewing gray ash

Philippines has not even recovered from the havoc that Typhoon Ketsana brought and now there is another disaster looming to happen. Mayon Volcano has spewed grayish ash. Chief state volcanologist Renato Solidum said the cone-shaped Mayon volcano in the central Philippines has shot an ash plume into the air and advised nearby residents to be ready to move to safety in case of eruption.

Philippines is in the ring of fire that is why there are so many active volcanoes and earthquake is a common occurrence. I just hope that it will not wreck another havoc to the Filipino residents nearby the area.

Facts from Wikipedia:
Mayon Volcano is an active stratovolcano. The current cone was formed through pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions. Mayon is the most active of the active volcanos in the Philippines, having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years.

Mayon has had forty-nine eruptions in recorded history. The first recorded eruption was in 1616, the last major eruption ceased on 1 October 2006, although a devastating lahar followed on 30 November 2006. A further summit eruption occurred on 10 August 2008.
Mayon Volcano on September 23, 1984

The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as much compared to the 1766 eruption. Instead, the volcano was belching dark ash and eventually bombarding the town with tephra that buried the town of Cagsawa—only the bell tower of the town's church remained above the new surface. Trees were burned; rivers were certainly damaged. Proximate areas were also devastated by the eruption with ash accumulating to 9 m (30 ft) in depth. 2,200 Albay locals perished in what is considered to be the most lethal eruption in Mayon's history.


Dhemz said...

agoy ka busy sa inahan...ehhehe!

agi ko dire mami before going to skul...balik rako unya!

chubskulit said...

Thanks for the info MamiLu, my paternal relatives lives around the mayon area kaya natatakot din ako for them.

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