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Monday, February 15, 2016

Mayon Volcano now on Zero Alert Level

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- The Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has lowered the Alert Level from 1 to 0 over the Mayon Volcano effective today after the observational parameters have returned to baseline levels and no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future.

Alert Level 0 indicates "normal" while 1 means "abnormal" conditions of the volcano.

With the recent development in the condition of Mayon Volcano, The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Albay has advised several measure to avoid disasters and emergency situations as such will attract anew more tourists to explore the volcano while residents to make use of the resources downslopes.

Albay Governor Joey Salceda, chair of the PDRRMC, stressed in the advisory that people living in valleys and active river channels are cautioned to remain vigilant against sediment-laden streamflows and lahars in the event of prolonged and heavy rainfall brought about by the advent of the rainy season.

The same advisory furthered that Mayon Volcano climbing activity, except crater area, should only be allowed upon registration with the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office.

It added that all other activities such as orchids gathering, ATV rides, Skyline visit and camping are now allowed with proper caution.

Phivolcs noted that there has since been continued decline in all monitoring parameters of Mayon Volcano for  Volcanic Earthquake Activity, Ground Deformation, Gas Emission, Visual Observation of the Summit.  (MAL-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/3211455260076/mayon-volcano-now-on-zero-alert-level-#sthash.I59YGb8i.dpuf

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