Mount Mayon Gets Ready to Blow and Potentially Cool the Planet Depending on the Size of the Erruption
Posted by pwl on December 21, 2009
If Mount Mayon pops it could put a huge amount of material into the atmosphere.
Maybe the Mayan’s had it right after all with 2012 but actually meant “Mayon” not “Mayan”? Ok, not. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Actually the way the locals pronounce “Mayon” sounds like “Mayan”, almost.
Run for the hills! Er, run away from the hill! Er, run away from the mountain!
Anyhow this could be a big event. Certainly lots of video of it now. Don’t know how much video will make it out if it pops big.
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost perfect conical shape, Mayon is situated 15 kilometres northwest of Legazpi City.
Just before darkness sets it, I was still able to film a follow-up video to the 5:32PM file. Here is another lava spurting vid of Mayon Volcano filmed December 15, 2009 5:40PM Philippine time at Imperial Ridgeview, barangay Buraguis, Legaspi CIty, province of Albay, Philippines.
I am ~20km (just my guess) away from the foot of the volcano when this was filmed; safe enough for my neighbor to hold a birthday party (that’s why you hear videoke singer). The ones evacuated are those within the 6km permanent danger zone and 8km extended danger zone.
In December 20 2009, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) raised Mayon’s status level to Alert Level 4 because of an increasing lava flow in the southern portion of the volcano and an increase in sulphur dioxide emission to 750 tonnes per day. As well, almost 460 earthquakes in the volcano were monitored everyday. In the border of danger zone, rumbling sounds like thunder can also be heard. The residents near the volcano have been evacuated. No people can enter the 10 kilometer danger zone, which has been cordoned off by the Phillipine military to prevent access to the area.
Ok, in this one I can only understand the occasional word or two…