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Historical eruptions.

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HISTORICAL ERUPTIONS: No. Of Recorded Eruptions: 45 since 1616 Latest Eruption: 02 February 1993 (Strombolian & Vulcanian types) Most Destructive Eruption: 01 February 1814; 1,200 people perished due to lahars Eruption Types: Strombolian - quiet emission of lava (e.g. 1978, 1st phase of 1984 eruption) Vulcanian - violent explosions and eruptions of pyroclastic flows (E.g. 1st phase of 1968 eruption, 2nd phase of 1984 eruption) Plinian - extremely violent explosions with continuous sustained Ejection of pyroclasts (e.g. 1814 eruption) Precursors to Eruptions: a) Increase in seismicity level (Background: 0-10 volcanic quakes per day) b) Ground tilt due to magma intrusion c) ...read more.

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E. Water Well Monitoring Monitoring Stations: Mayon Rest House Observatory (MRHO) - 3.8 km NW of the summit Sta. Misericordia Volcano Observatory (SMO) - 8.5 km E of the summit Lignon Hill Observatory (LHO) - 12 km SSE of the summit HAZARD ZONES: Permanent Danger Zone - 6 km radius High Danger Zone - 6 km from the summit extended to 11 km in the SE sector Moderate Danger Zone - 8 km from the summit extended to 15 km in the SE sector MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN 15 KM OF MAYON 'S SUMMIT CRATER: Town POPULATION NO.OF HOUSEHOLD Town POPULATION NO.OF HOUSEHOLD Bacacay 49,202 8,864 Ligao 72,560 13,070 Camalig 49,975 9,216 Malilipot 24,160 4,555 Daraga 83,928 15,551 Sto. ...read more.

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See also Climbing Mayon Volcano and other Bicol Region Tourist Destinations . Here are six photos I took from several locations around the volcano. The 2,462-meter Mayon, about 340 kilometers southeast of Manila in Albay province, is famous among local and foreign tourists for its near-perfect conical shape despite dozens of eruptions in the past three centuries. The eruption of Feb. 24 was Mayon's 47th since its first recorded upheaval in 1616. Mayon's last major eruption was in February 1993, when 70 people died and more than 50,000 people were evacuated. Its deadliest eruption was in 1911 when it buried the entire town of Cagsawa under ash and killed more than 1,300 people. February 23, 2000 12:00 mn: Lava starts to flow....many believe that the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is formed as the lava flows down .... ...read more.

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