Mayon Volcano Lava Flow, Sign of Eruption but a Fascinating Scene

The Mayon Volcano located at the province of Albay in the Philippines continues to show signs of near eruption in the coming days as lava continuously flow from it this 2009. As one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines as recorded in history, it’s closely monitored because anytime from now it could erupt.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide information and updates on activities of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other services related, constantly monitors the Mayon Volcano activity and give updates and alerts. As hours passed by, PHILVOLCS already recorded more than seventy (70) tremors of the restless Mayon.

Albay provincial authorities already transported most of the thousands of families away from the danger zone around the volcano to evacuation centers for their safety in preparation for an imminent huge eruption. In this latest video news update, it’s stated that around 90% of the targeted evacuees have already been transferred to the evacuation centers.

The Mayon Volcano, an active stratovolcano, is renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost perfect conical shape. It’s also nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature but didn’t make the final cut.

Despite the danger that Mayon Volcano’s eruption might bring based on its history, the slow lava flow from its crater is a fascinating scene especially on night time. Not only it attracts local tourists to take some pictures and videos of this great scene but also foreign tourists. Check out this video report by ABS-CBN news to see the captivating slow lava flow on the sides of Mayon Volcano.

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