Iceland: Hekla volcano could be ready for another eruption, measurements suggest – Published 30 Mar 2017 1730z (GMT/UTC)

Mount Hekla Volcano

“More pressure is in the magma chambers underneath the mountain than before the last two eruptions in 1991 and 2000” says geophysicist Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland


Mount Hekla

“Most measurements that we have today indicate that Hekla is ready for an eruption, but we do not know what factor will set the eruption off,” says geophysicist Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland. More pressure is in the magma chambers underneath the mountain than before the last two eruptions in 1991 and 2000. It’s however impossible to say whether a Hekla eruption is to be expected soon or not, as eruptions come without much warning and with little correlation to other volcanic or earthquake activities in South Iceland. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest Hekla eruption known to man, which lasted 13 months. There have been five eruptions in Mount Hekla since 1970.

RSOE March 30 2017 12:35 PM (UTC).


On January 17th Helka violently erupted with a cloud of ash and tephra that reached an altitude of 39,360 ft. (12 km). During this eruption a summit fissure and a main crater were created and from these lava flows extended down the southeastern and northwestern slopes. Lava fountains in these craters reached a height of 984 ft. (300m). This eruption continued until March 11th when activity once again died down”. –

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A lava field on Hekla in July 2000

The most recent eruption was relatively short, it started at 18:18 on 26 February 2000 and lasted until 8 March. It was a VEI3 eruption producing a lava volume of 0.189 km3 DRE[38] / 0.29 km3[12] and 107 m3 of tephra.[12] The eruption went through four phases:

  1. initial explosive stage
  2. fire fountains
  3. bursts of Strombolian eruption
  4. effusion of lava[38]

Eruption activity was at a maximum in the first hour and by the first night the fissure on Hekla had opened to a length of 6–7 km. The steam column rose to a height of almost 15 km and ash was transported to Grímsey.[39] During this eruption, a NASA DC-8 aeroplane accidentally flew through the plume with all instruments switched on, resulting in unprecedented measurement of a young volcanic plume.[40]

Up until this eruption, it had always been assumed that Hekla was incapable of producing the most dangerous of volcanic phenomena, the pyroclastic flow. In January 2003, however, a team from the Norvol Institute in Reykjavík, under the leadership of Dr. Ármann Höskuldsson, reported that they found traces of a pyroclastic flow, roughly 5 km long, stretching down the side of the mountain. This will call for a reappraisal of volcanic eruptions of the basic rock type, which up to now were generally thought not to produce large pyroclastic flows. It will also require that the public and curious spectators who always rush to the scene at the start of a new outbreak, be kept much further away from the volcanic activity than was thought necessary during previous outbreaks.

Future eruptions

Steam at the summit of Hekla

In January 2010 there were reports of patches near to the summit not covered with snow[41] and that the lava chamber pressure had reached levels similar to those before Hekla last erupted[42] however no eruption subsequently occurred.

International media reported activity that is interpreted as being close to another eruption in July 2011[43] while Icelandic news sources claimed otherwise.[44] The Icelandic state news web site,, regularly warns travellers of imminent eruptions.[45][46][47]

In March 2013 a Civil Protection State of Uncertainty was issued due to an unusual cluster of seven micro-earthquakes at a depth of approximately 11 km, to the NE of the volcano, although there were no signs of ground deformation.[48] People were warned against travelling to the mountain, and the air traffic surveillance level was increased to yellow temporarily.[49][50] In April the volcano underwent unusual rapid inflation, particularly in the northern region of the volcano, that some commentators regarded as making an imminent eruption more likely.[51][52]”

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Peru: Ubinas Volcano Eruption: State of emergency in Andean region of Moquegua – Published 120414 1140z

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Residents have fled villages near Peru’s Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter.

Domingo Ramos, a scientist from Peru’s mining institute, said the volcano reawakened several days ago. The renewed activity led the government to announce a state of emergency in the Andean region of Moquegua, some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Lima.

The region is home to some 40 volcanoes, most of which, unlike Ubinas, are dormant. Officials plan to distribute food, face masks and goggles to help those upwind of the volcano cope with airborne ash.

Coordinates: S 16° 21.300, W 70° 54.180
Saturday, 12 April, 2014 at 04:35 (04:35 AM) UTC RSOE

Ubinas volcano activity 11 April 2014

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Frequent ash explosions from Ubinas volcano (Peru) seen from the webcam during 11 April 2014.
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Volcanic eruptions/activity in Indonesia, Peru and Russia, thousands evacuated – 241013 1200z


Mount Sinabung Volcano N 3 10.267, E 98 23.417

A volcano in western Indonesia erupted on Thursday, unleashing a column of dark volcanic material high into the air weeks after villagers were returning home from an earlier eruption, officials said.

The explosion at Mount Sinabung, located in North Sumatra province, shot black ash 3 kilometers (nearly 2 miles) into the air, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, said National Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said villages, farms and trees around the 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high rumbling volcano were covered in thick gray ash, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 3,300 people. Most were from two villages within 3 kilometers (nearly 2 miles) of the mountain in Karo district. No lava or debris spewed from the volcano, and nearby towns and villages were not in danger, but authorities warned tourists to stay away from the danger zone located 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) from the crater, Nugroho said. Last month, more than 15,000 people were forced to flee when the volcano rumbled to life after being dormant for three years, belching ash and smoke and igniting fires on its slopes. The volcano’s last major eruption in August 2010 killed two people and forced 30,000 others to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because it had been quiet for four centuries. Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Thursday, 24 October, 2013 at 10:20 (10:20 AM) UTC RSOE

(Video credit:Riza Kayikci ) Published on Oct 23, 2013 Volcano Eruption Indonesia


Ubinas Volcano S 16 21.300, W 70 54.180

The Peruvian Geophysics Institute (IGP) reports that Ubinas Volcano in Moquegua has once again shown signs of activity.

In early September, Ubinas registered a number of small explosions that initially cause alarm in the local population. However, as a column of potentially dangerous silica ash rose as high as two kilometers into the sky, authorities were forced to declare a State of Emergency in the area. The volcano had been quiet for several weeks, but now it has once again released smoke and ash into the air. Andina news agency reports that the incident occurred on the afternoon of Oct. 22, and lasted approximately two minutes. Equipment used by IGP scientists registered movement inside of the volcano before it released the cloud of smoke and ash. However, the incident is not being described as an eruption, because it lacked the explosive force necessary to categorize it as such. Andina reports that Ubinas Volcano is the most active volcano in Peru, having registered 24 eruptions over five centuries. Prior to the explosions in early September, the volcano had been dormant since 2009. The silica ash released by the volcano in September caused locals to experience medical problems such as headaches, stomach pain, and vomiting.

Thursday, 24 October, 2013 at 04:00 (04:00 AM) UTC RSOE


Zhupanovsky Volcano N 53 35.300, E 159 8.900

A new explosive eruption started yesterday night (23 Oct). An ash plume was detected drifting at an estimated 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude and drifting ESE.

At least 1 mm of ash have been deposited in the Nalychevo valley, a natural park between Zhupanovsky and Avachinsky volcanoes. Zhupanovsky volcano lies about 70 km northeast of the capital of Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and had its last eruption in 1959. It is a complex volcano composed of several overlapping cones aligned on a roughly east-west oriented axis. The new eruption comes from the same vent that has been also the site of all known historical eruptions, located west of the highest point of the volcanic massif.

Thursday, 24 October, 2013 at 10:23 (10:23 AM) UTC RSOE


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Mexico: Popocatepetl Volcano erupts, spewing gas and ash 3 km high; Volcanic Alert Level remains at Yellow Phase 2 – 080513 1305z


May 08 05:00h (May 08, 11:00 GMT)

The eruptive episode which started yesterday at 19:28 h maintained its intensity until 01:58 today, and afterwards slowly diminished until 03:30 when it returned to the previous level of activity. This episode lasted for a total of 8 hours. Reports of ashfall have been received from San Juan Tianguismanalco, San Pedro Benito Ju疵ez, Atlixco and the city of Puebla, and it is probable that it also ocurred in most of the towns on the southeastern sector of the volcano. At the time of this update the volcano can be seen with strong incandescence above the crater and a continuous plume of water vapor, gases and minor amounts of ash.

The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Yellow Phase 2.

May 07 23:10 h (May 07, 04:10 GMT)

Since 19:28 h (local time), the monitoring system of Popocat駱etl volcano registered an episode of tremor of high amplitude. Until the moment of this report this episode has had a duration of 3.5 h and was accompanied by a persistent emission of a gas and ash colum of 3 km height in average and the emission of incandescent fragments inside the crater and on the volcano flanks, to maximum distances of 700 m (see image 4).

The gas and ash colum is travelling to the east-southeast (ver imagen 5). Some ash fall reports were received from the villages of San Juan Tianguismanalco (east) and San Pedro Benito Ju疵ez (south-east) and the City of Puebla. It is possible that ash fall will be reported from other villages in the east, south-east (Atlixco) and south (Tochimilco).

At the moment of this report, the described activity persists.

The monitoring of the volcano is developed continuously and new information of the evolution of the activity will be provided in future reports.

The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Yellow Phase 2.

May 07 19:50 h (May 07, 00:50 GMT)

At 19:28 began a continuous emission of ash and at the time of this report reaches a height of 2500 meters above the crater. The direction in which the pen moves is southeast. So, can register the fall of such material within San Pedro Benito Juarez, San Jeronimo Coyula, Yancuitlalpan, Tochimilco Tianguismanalco and Atlixco in Puebla.

The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Yellow Phase 2.

The expected activity scenarios in the next hours, days or weeks are: moderate exhalations, some with ash emissions; ocassionally mild incandescence during nights and sporadic low level explosions with low probabilities of incandescent fragments at short distances from the crater.

CENAPRED places particular emphasis in the following recommendations:

1. Access is restricted in a radius of 12 km from the crater. For this reason the permanence in this area is not allowed.

2. The road between Santiago Xalitzintla (Puebla) and San Pedro Nexapa (Mexico State), including Paso de Cortes, is open only to controlled traffic.

3. To the authorities of Civil Protection, to maintain preventive procedures, according to operative plans.

4. To the population, to be aware of the official information emmited.

Popocatepetl Volcano is monitored continuously 24 hours a day.


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Philippines: Mayon Volcano Eruption Kills 5, injures 7, 20+ others still trapped – 070513 0710z

One of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash early Tuesday after a 3-year calm, killing four climbers and trapping others near the crater, officials said.

Rescue teams were sent to Mayon volcano in the central Philippines to look for four climbers and guides trapped after the mild eruption, Albay provincial Gov. Joey Salceda said. Clouds have cleared over the volcano, which was quiet later in the morning.

The four climbers who died were struck by huge rocks, guide Kenneth Jesalva said from a camp near the crater. Another man was critically injured from a group of eight that included five foreigners and three Filipino guides. One of those killed was Filipino. The nationalities of the foreign climbers were not immediately clear. No bodies have been retrieved yet.

Jesalva said he was in the group that spent the night on the picturesque mountain, known for its almost-perfect cone, when the volcano rumbled back to life early in the morning and rocks “as big as a living room” came raining down on them. He rushed back to the base camp to call for help.

The head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Renato Solidum, said Tuesday’s eruption was normal for the restive Mayon, about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila. It has erupted about 40 times during the last 400 years.

In 2010, thousands of residents moved to temporary shelters when the volcano ejected ash in an 8-kilometer (5-mile) zone surrounding the crater. Solidum said that no alert was raised for the volcano following the latest eruption and no evacuation was being planned. Climbers are not allowed when an alert is up, and the recent calm may have encouraged this week’s trek.
Tuesday, 07 May, 2013 at 02:58 (02:58 AM) UTC RSOE

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Rocks “as big as a living room” spew from a volcano in the Philippines, killing five and trapping many others.

SKYNEWS 7:00am (BST) UK, Tuesday 07 May 2013

“Five climbers have been killed after one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes erupted – leaving more than a dozen others trapped.

Ash rises after a mild eruption of Mayon Volcano in Legazpi city in central Philippines
Ash rises after the eruption of Mayon volcano

Rescue teams and helicopters were sent to the centre of the country as huge rocks and ash began pouring out of Mayon volcano early on Tuesday morning.

Albay provincial Governor Joey Salceda said at least seven people from a group of around 20 mountaineers were injured after being caught by surprise by the sudden eruption.” – More from Sky News

At least 5 climbers dead, 7 hurt as Mayon Volcano spews ash

May 7, 2013 10:40am

(Updated 12:28 p.m. local time) At least five climbers were killed while seven were injured when Mayon Volcano in Albay spewed ash Tuesday morning, officials said.

Four of the fatalities are foreigners, who were crushed by large rocks triggered by the ash explosion along with their Filipino tour guide, Albay Governor Joey Salceda said. GMA News Online is still verifying the nationalities of the four casualties.

He said two groups consisting of 27 hikers and their guides were on the mountain when the ash explosion occurred.

Of the seven people in the first group that used the Santa Maria route, three were injured, all of them Indonesians,Salceda told GMA News Online in a phone interview. Two were rescued while their two tourist guides stayed behind with the injured climbers, who are waiting for rescue, he added.
The fatalities came from the second groupwho used the Malilipot route going up the volcano and consisted of 20 people, he said.
“Nawalan na kami ng contact from the second group kaya hindi namin ma-ascertain kung ano na ang kalagayan ng 15 pang iba,” Salceda said. “Nagpadala na kami ng chopper.”

A rescue team is on its way up the volcano as the hikers cannot go down on their own following the new volcanic hazards.

Nang nagkaroon ng eruption, sila ang malapit sa crater, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) head Eduardo del Rosario said in an interview on dzBB radio.

Del Rosario also told GMA News TV’s News to Go program that three separate groups with an estimated 20 mountain climbers are still stuck near the crater of the volcano.Despite the recorded casualties from the volcanic ash explosion, the alert level for Mount Mayon was not raised, he said.

As per alert status being maintained by Phivolcs, it is still maintaining alert level 0, meaning that no eruption is imminent, del Rosario said.

Observe the permanent danger zones where the public will be prohibited from entering the six-kilometer radius [of the zone], he said.

Hikers may have suffocated

Earlier, Albay-based radioman Lito Sanchez quoted a local tourist guide, Kenneth Jesalva, as saying a foreigner and a local tourist may have suffocated after being caught near the explosion.
“Siya mismo nagkumpirma, dalawang kasama umakyat sa slope ng Mayon ang sinasabing casualty. Isang foreign tourist at isang local tourist. Ayon sa kanyang pagkasabi ay patay na,” he said in an interview on dzBB.
Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council head Cedric Daep said they had received “unconfirmed” reports that some people had climbed the volcano.
Phivolcs said the phreatic (steam-driven) explosion occurred at 8 a.m., with the steam reaching 500 meters above the summit and drifting east.

It added Alert Level 0 (normal situation) remains in effect.

Unauthorized climb

Daep said Salceda has dispatched three teams near Mount Mayon to assist those who may be trying to return from the volcano.
Salceda said the mountain climbing activities of the two groups affected were unauthorized. He added the tourist guides failed to secure a permit from the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) and the Department of Tourism.
“Matagal na naming sinasabihan ang mga tour guide na every time you climb the volcano, kailangan munang mag-ask ng permission,” he said. “Bawal kasing maraming sabay-sabay na aakyat.”

“Huge demand kasi ngayon ang pag-akyat, lalo na sa foreigners,” he added.

Authorities are facing difficulties in accounting for all the victims because the tourist guides of the groups that went up the volcano failed to seek permits for the climb.

“So far wala kaming issued permit to climbers,” Daep confirmed, adding that some tourists and orchid collectors may have gone there despite lack of permission.

“Hindi namin alam kung ilan o sino ang umakyat kasi wala silang clearance from APSEMO,” Daep said in a separate telephone interview with GMA News Online.
For now, Daep said Salceda ordered local teams to make sure the six-kilometer-radius permanent danger zone is cleared of climbers.

“All other activities (in the area) are suspended,” he said.

Not the worst

Mayon Volcano’s May 7 phreatic eruption is the latest in its 390-year recorded history, Phivolcs said Tuesday.
Phivolcs said that the “most destructive eruption” of Mayon on record was on Feb. 1, 1814, when it erupted with “plinian, pyroclastic flows” and “volcanic lightning and lahar.”
Mayon is listed among at least 23 active volcanoes in the Philippines, along with Mounts Pinatubo (Central Luzon) and Taal (Batangas), Phivolcs said. With reports from Andrei Medina and Amanda Fernandez/KG/HS/RSJ/YA, GMA News”

Smoke coming out of Mayon Volcano

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Published on 6 May 2013

Smoke coming out of Mayon Volcano

Philippine Volcano Spews Rocks-5 Climbers dead|4 foreigners, 1 tour guide(Raw)

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Isa sa Pilipinas ‘pinaka-aktibong bulkan spewed malaking bato at abo maagang Martes matapos ang isang 3-taon kalmado, pagpatay apat na tinik sa bota at iba tigil na malapit sa bunganga, mga opisyal ng sinabi.

Pagsagip mga koponan ay ipinadala sa Mayon bulkan sa sentro ng Pilipinas upang tumingin para sa apat na tinik sa bota at mga gabay na nakulong matapos ang mild pagsabog, Albay panlalawigan Gov. Joey Salceda sinabi. Mga Ulap-clear sa ibabaw ng bulkan, na noon ay tahimik mamaya sa umaga.

Ang apat na tinik sa bota namatay ay struck sa pamamagitan ng malaking bato, gabay Kenneth Jesalva sinabi mula sa isang kampo malapit sa bunganga. Ang isa pang tao ay critically nasugatan mula sa isang pangkat ng walong na kasama limang mga dayuhan at tatlong Pilipino gabay. Isa sa mga pinatay ay Pilipino. Ang mga nationalities ng mga dayuhang tinik sa bota ay hindi agad maliwanag. Walang mga katawan ay nabawi pa.

Jesalva sinabi siya ay sa pangkat na ginugol ng gabi sa nakamamanghang bundok, na kilala para sa kanyang halos-perpektong kono, kapag bulkan ang rumbled pabalik sa buhay maaga sa umaga at bato “bilang malaking bilang ng living room” ay dumating down na pag-ulan sa kanila . Siya rushed bumalik sa base camp upang tumawag para sa tulong.

Ang ulo ng Philippine Institute of bulkanolohiya at Seismology, Renato Solidum, sinabi Martes ni pagsabog ay normal para sa mga hindi mapakali Mayon, tungkol sa 340 kilometro (212 milya) timog-silangan ng Manila. Ito ay erupted tungkol sa 40 beses sa panahon ng huling 400 taon.

Sa 2010, libu-libong mga residente inilipat sa pansamantalang Tirahan kapag bulkan ang abo na ipinalabas sa 8 kilometro (5 milya) zone na pumapalibot sa bunganga. Sinabi ni Solidum na walang mga alerto ay itataas para sa mga bulkan ng pagsunod sa mga pinakabagong pagsabog at paglisan ay hindi ina-naiplano. Tinik sa bota ay hindi pinapayagan kapag ang isang alerto ay up, at ang kamakailang kalmado maaaring hinihikayat ang mangibang-bayan ito linggong ito.
Martes, Mayo 7, 2013 sa 02:58 (02:58) UTC RSOE

Iba pang Mga Ulat
Rocks “bilang malaking bilang ng living room” suka mula sa isang bulkan sa Pilipinas, pagpatay limang tigil at marami pang iba.

SKYNEWS 07:00 (BST) UK, Tuesday May 7, 2013

“Limang tinik sa bota ay pinatay pagkatapos ng isa sa Pilipinas ‘pinaka-aktibong bulkan erupted – umaalis sa higit sa isang dosenang iba nakulong.
Abo rises matapos ang isang banayad na pagsabog ng Mayon Volcano sa Legazpi city sa central Pilipinas Bulkan rises matapos ang pagsabog ng bulkan Mayon

Pagsagip mga koponan at helicopters ay ipinadala sa gitna ng bansa tulad ng napakalaking bato at abo ay nagsimulang pagbuhos out ng Mayon bulkan maaga sa Martes umaga.

Panlalawigan Albay Governor Joey Salceda sinabi ng hindi bababa sa pitong mga tao mula sa isang pangkat ng mga paligid ng 20 mountaineers ay nasugatan matapos na nakuha sa pamamagitan ng sorpresa sa pamamagitan ng biglaang pagsabog “-. Higit pa mula sa Sky News
Hindi bababa sa 5 tinik sa bota patay, 7 nasaktan ng Mayon Volcano ay nagtatapon ng abo
May 7, 2013 10:40

“(Na-update 12:28 lokal na oras) – Hindi bababa sa limang mga tinik sa bota ay namatay habang pitong ay nasugatan kapag Mayon Volcano sa Albay spewed abo Martes umaga, opisyal ng sinabi.

Apat sa mga fatalities ay mga dayuhan, na ay durog sa pamamagitan ng malaking bato na-trigger ng abo pagsabog kasama ang kanilang mga gabay na tour Pilipino, Albay Governor Joey Salceda sinabi. GMA News Online pa rin ang pag-verify ng mga nationalities sa apat na casualties.

Sinabi niya dalawang grupo na binubuo ng 27 hikers at ang kanilang mga gabay ay sa bundok kapag ang abo pagsabog na naganap.
Ng pitong mga tao sa unang grupo na ginagamit ang Santa Maria ruta, tatlo ay napinsala, ang lahat ng mga ito Indonesians, Salceda sinabi sa GMA News Online sa isang panayam sa telepono. Dalawang ay rescued habang ang kanilang dalawang turista gabay nagtutulog sa likod na may mga nasugatan tinik sa bota, sino ang naghihintay para sa Pagsagip, siya idinagdag.
Ang fatalities ay dumating mula sa pangalawang group na ginamit ang Malilipot ruta ng pagpunta up ng bulkan at binubuo ng 20 mga tao, sinabi niya.
“Na Nawalan Kami Ng pakikipag-ugnay mula sa pangalawang pangkat Kaya Hindi namin ma-umalam kung ano Na ang kalagayan Ng 15 Pang IBA,” Salceda sinabi. “Nagpadala Na Kami Ng puthaw.”

Isang Pagsagip koponan ay sa paraan nito up ng bulkan bilang hikers ay hindi maaaring pumunta down na sa kanilang sariling mga pagsunod sa mga bagong bulkan panganib.

“Nang nagkaroon Ng pagsabog, sila ang malapit Sa bunganga,” Pambansang Disaster Risk pagbabawas at Management Council (NDRRMC) head Eduardo del Rosario sinabi sa isang panayam sa dzBB radio.

Del Rosario din sinabi sa GMA News TV News Pumunta sa program na tatlong magkahiwalay na mga grupo na may isang tinantyang 20 tinik sa bota bundok pa rin natigil na malapit sa bunganga ng mga volcano.Despite ang naitalang casualties mula sa pagsabog ng bulkan abo, ang alerto antas para sa Mount Mayon ay hindi itinaas , sinabi niya.
“Tulad ng sa bawat alertong katayuan ina pinapanatili ng Phivolcs, pa rin ito sa pagpapanatili ng alerto antas ng 0, ibig sabihin na walang singaw ay malamang na dumating agad,” del Rosario sinabi.

“Sundin ang mga permanenteng panganib zone kung saan ang mga pampublikong ay ipinagbabawal mula sa pagpasok ng anim-kilometrong radius [ng zone],” sinabi niya.

Hikers ay maaaring inis
Bago iyon, Albay-based radista Lito Sanchez naka-quote ng lokal na gabay turista, Kenneth Jesalva, bilang sinasabi ng isang dayuhan at ang isang lokal na turista ay maaaring inis matapos na nahuli malapit sa pagsabog.
“Siya mismo nagkumpirma, dalawang kasama umakyat Sa libis Ng Mayon ang sinasabing nasugatan. Isang banyagang turista sa isang lokal na turista. Ayon Sa kanyang pagkasabi ay patay Na,” sinabi niya sa isang panayam sa dzBB.
Albay Provincial Disaster Risk pagbabawas at Management Council head Cedric Daep sinabi nila natatanggap ang “hindi nakumpirma na” mga ulat na ang ilang mga tao ay climbed ang bulkan.
Sinabi ng Phivolcs ang phreatic (steam-driven) pagsabog na naganap sa 8:00, may steam ang pag-abot sa 500 metro sa itaas ng summit at Pag-anod ng silangan.

Ito ay idinagdag Alert Level 0 (normal sitwasyon) ay mananatiling may bisa.

Di-awtorisadong pag-akyat
Daep sinabi Salceda ay despatsado tatlong mga koponan na malapit sa Mount Mayon upang tulungan ang mga taong maaaring subukang bumalik mula sa bulkan.
Sinabi ni Salceda ang pag-akyat ng bundok mga gawain ng mga dalawang grupo apektado ay walang pahintulot. Siya idinagdag ang turista gabay Nabigo upang ma-secure ng permit mula sa Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) at Kagawaran ng Turismo.
“Matagal Na pagpapangalan sinasabihan ang mga tour guide Na tuwing umakyat ng bulkan, kailangan munang rebista-magtanong Ng pahintulot,” sinabi niya. “Bawal kasing maraming sabay-sabay Na aakyat.”

“Napakalaki demand na kasi ngayon ang pag-akyat, lalo Na Sa na dayuhan,” siya idinagdag.

Awtoridad ay nakaharap sa mga kahirapan sa accounting para sa lahat ng mga biktima dahil ang mga turista gabay ng mga pangkat na nagpunta up ng bulkan Nabigo upang humingi ng pahintulot para sa pag-akyat.

“Sa ngayon wala kaming ibinigay ng permit sa tinik sa bota,” Daep nakumpirma, pagdaragdag na ang ilang mga turista at mga orchid collectors ay maaaring wala na doon sa kabila ng kakulangan ng pahintulot.
“Hindi namin Alam kung Ilan o giyerang Sino ang umakyat kasi wala silang clearance mula sa APSEMO,” Daep sinabi sa isang hiwalay na panayam sa telepono sa GMA News Online.
Para sa ngayon, Daep sinabi Salceda iniutos lokal na mga koponan upang matiyak na ang anim na kilometro-radius permanent panganib zone ay clear ng tinik sa bota.

“Lahat ng iba pang mga aktibidad (sa lugar) ay suspendido,” sinabi niya.

Hindi ang pinakamasama
Mayon Volcano ni Mayo 7 phreatic pagsabog ay ang pinakabagong sa kanyang 390-taon naitala kasaysayan, sinabi ng Phivolcs Martes.
Phivolcs sinabi na ang “pinaka-mapanirang pagsabog” ng Mayon nasa talaan ay noong 1 Pebrero 1814, kapag ito erupted sa “plinian, pyroclastic daloy na” at “kidlat bulkan at lahar.”
Mayon ay nakalista kasama ng hindi bababa sa 23 aktibong bulkan sa Pilipinas, kasama ang Mounts Pinatubo (Gitnang Luzon) at Taal (Batangas), sinabi ng Phivolcs. -Sa mga ulat mula sa Andrei Medina at Amanda Fernandez / kg / HS / RSJ / Ya, GMA News “

BT: OCD: 5 patay, 7 sugatan sa pagbuga ng abo ng Bulkang Mayon

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BT: Mountaineer na pababa ng Mt. Mayon nang magbuga ng abo, nagkuwento ng karanasan

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Published on 6 May 2013

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No one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now! Sir Richard Branson, Tom Hanks, Seth Green & Barbara Kopple go on the first expedition


Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic

Republic of Vanuatu

Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks to join first expedition.

Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.

Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.

In its first three years of operation, Virgin Volcanic‘s VVS1 will target the five most active volcanoes in the world:

•    Etna – Sicily, Italy
•    Stromboli – Aeolian Islands
•    Yasur – Republic of Vanuatu
•    Ambrym – Republic of Vanuatu
•    Tinakula – Solomon Islands

Sir Richard Branson will go on the first expedition along with Tom Hanks, Academy Award winning actor and star of Joe Versus the Volcano; Black Eyed Peas recording artist and science enthusiast; actor/producer Seth Green; and two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

Virgin registered Virgin Volcanic in the late 1990s in anticipation of the development of technology to explore active volcanoes.

Sir Richard said: “I have a long held a fascination with volcanoes having read Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth as a young boy. I decided that one day I would go there too. Alongside our adventures with Virgin Galactic and Virgin Oceanic, volcanoes are the next great unexplored terrain. What can I say, I lava challenge!”

Tom Hanks said: “A window seat for a journey to the liquid core of our home planet would be a bargain at twice the price.”

Documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple has closed a deal with Virgin Produced to direct a documentary around the Virgin Volcanic project utilising groundbreaking 3D technology called VD. Additionally, recording artist (and passenger) plans to record the first volcanic soundtrack for the film, recorded entirely inside a live active volcano. The soundtrack will be released in conjunction with the documentary.

Volcanologist Frederick Smith, based in the Republic of Vanuatu currently conducting preliminary tests on Yasur, added: “The project will derive important scientific results to help control and monitor active volcanoes. It is believed a new level of the Volcanic Explosivity Index could be found above and beyond the current high of Level 8 – Supervolcanic.”

The team behind Virgin Volcanic believes going to the core of the five most active volcanoes is just the first step. In future this technology can be developed as a clean, safe and fast alternative to trans- continental commercial aviation. By taking the heat from molten lava Virgin Volcanic plans to develop a totally renewable energy source to power the VVS1. It is seen as a way to literally fulfill Richard Branson’s philosophy of screwing business as usual. This would involve going through the Earth rather than round it. Experts predict that one could travel from Hawaii to Naples in a couple of hours via the molten lava flows, with passengers boarding and disembarking from a network of “Earthports” close to the world’s volcanoes.

Seth Green is among a long list of Early Volcanauts, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking, who have put down the $1m deposit to reserve an early seat. Seth Green commented: “Ever since filming Austin Powers, I’ve had this obsession with underground layers. Ive waited patiently for Sir Richard to make the dream of traveling to the Earth’s core a reality.”

The first Virgin Volcanic trips are scheduled for 2015. Go to to find out more. Do you have what it takes to join the Virgin Volcanic back-up team? Tell us why below, or use the #virginvolcanic hashtag.

By Greg Rose. Senior Content & Marketing Executive, Virgin Group Digital. Tweets @greglrose

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