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Mt Mayon Update 21 Dec 2009

Posted by Lindy on December 22, 2009


December 21, 2009 By BULLIT MARQUEZ  http://www.activeearth.org/SpecialContent/Volcanology.asp?fe=1 for this update and others that may follow

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The emission of sulphur dioxide – an indication of magma rising inside the volcano – jumped to 6,000 tons per day from the normal 500, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It also reported “audible booming and rumbling sounds” in the eastern flank of the volcano, accompanied by intensified crater glow at night. Lava fountains bursting from the cone-shaped volcano overnight rose 650 feet (200 meters) in the air, the institute said. Scientists said red hot lava flows had reached 5 km from the crater. A major eruption could trigger pyroclastic flows – superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at very high speeds, vaporizing everything in their path. More extensive explosions of ash could drift toward nearby towns and cities.

Many thousands of people have heeded the call to evacuate but 3000 are still holding out

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