Mayon Volcano Eruption

Mayon Volcano (Mount Mayon) is an active strato volcano found in Albay Bicol on the island of Luzon, Philippines. It has a perfect cone shape; It was named after a legendary folk Daragang magayon. It was among the 7 wonders of nature in the Philippines.

Mayon Volcano has a total of forty-nine eruptions. The first recorded major eruption was in 1616. At present the volcano is weakly erupting and may be building up to a larger hazardous eruption. The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as much compared to the 1766 eruption. Mayon Volcano’s longest uninterrupted eruption occurred on June 23, 1897 which lasted for seven days of raining fire. Lava once again flowed down to civilization. Seven miles eastward, the village of Bacacay was buried 15 m (49 ft) beneath the lava.

  • 2006 Eruption – Mayon erupted from July to October 2006, it has no loss of life recorded.
  • 2008 Eruption – Mayon Erupted last August 10, 2008. A summit explosion ejected ash 200 metres above the summit, with the ash drifting east northeast.
  • 2009-2010 Eruption – It was monitored from July 2009 to January 2010. Until January 13, 2010, it has reduce its hazards of eruption.
Mayon Volcano In Its Grandeur Beauty