Word to the readers, or more exactly photos provided by the readers, with images of the Mayon of my friend Thierry Sluys, on the spot from 1st to 7th February 2018.
A click on the photos opens them in full screen.
Since the beginning of February, Mayon activity has been characterized by low and sporadic fountaining, degassing and lava flows.
The effused volumes have advanced lava flows of 3,300 meters, 4,500 meters and 900 meters from the top, respectively in the Miisi, Bonga-Buyuan and Basud drainages.
Pyroclastic flows left deposits in these drainages over distances between 4,200 and 4,600 meters.
Mayon - lava flows and blocks - photos © Thierry Sluys / 01-07.02.2018
Yesterday, a total of 76 volcanic earthquakes were recorded, most of them related to episodes of lava fountains. The inflation of the volcano remains persistent since October-November, corresponding to the pressurization by the intrusion of magma.
- Many thanks to Thierry Sluys for sharing photos