Mayor Volcano (Photo courtesy of SCMP)

MANILA — Mayon Volcano, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday, emitted plumes rising to a height of 2,500 meters from its summit crater.

During the past 24 hours, the volcano also experienced new occurrences of pyroclastic density currents (PDCs), increased instances of rockfall events, and volcanic earthquakes.

Phivolcs stated that Mayon Volcano remains at Alert Level 3, indicating a relatively high state of unrest as magma resides in the crater.

Compared to the previous day’s activity when plumes reached 1,000 meters, the current plumes were significantly higher.

Over the past 24 hours, there were a total of seven dome-collapse PDCs, 284 rockfall events, and two volcanic earthquakes recorded.

According to Phivolcs, there is a very slow release of lava from the summit crater, contributing to the formation of lava flows and the collapse of debris in the Mi-isi and Bonga gullies.

The lava flows in the Mi-isi (south) gully have extended to 2,230 meters, surpassing the 2,100 meters observed on Thursday.

Approximately 3,300 meters of collapsed debris were expelled from the crater. (AI/MTVN)