Majestic Mayon Volcano
Mount Mayon Volcano, that’s truly iconic and majestic! Yes, this is Mount Mayon in Legazpi City, Albay. It is an active volcano in the Province of Albay in the Bicol Region. It’s almost the perfectly-shaped cone volcano in the Philippines and here you will find my own impression of this lovely cone-shaped volcano. Mount Mayon Volcano is a part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”.
Mayon Volcano (Source from: WikiPilipinas)
“Mayon Volcano is an active volcano in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region. Its almost perfectly-shaped cone is considered by some to be the Philippine equivalent of Mount Fuji in Japan and 15 kilometers to the southeast of the volcano is Legazpi City. Mayon is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 50 times in the past 400 years. It is located between the Eurasian and the Philippine Plate, at a convergent plate boundary: where a continental plate meets an oceanic plate, the lighter continental plate overrides the oceanic plate, forcing it down; magma is formed where the rock melts. Like other volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, Mayon is a part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”.
Mayon Volcano overlooks a pastoral scene approximately five months before the volcano’s violent eruption in September 1984. Mayon has had forty-seven eruptions in recorded history; the first recorded eruption was in 1616, the latest (prior to 2006) being a mild outpouring of lava in June 2001. The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. At that time lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa and 1,200 people perished. Only the bell tower of the town’s church remained above the new surface. Pyroclastic flows killed 77 people, mainly farmers, in Mayon’s last fatal eruption in 1993. No casualties were recorded from the 1984 eruption after more than 73,000 people were evacuated from the danger zones as recommended by scientists of Mckenzie Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
Elevation: 2,463 metres (8,077 feet)
Location: Albay, Philippines
Coordinates: 13°15′24″N, 123°41′6″E
Last eruption: 2006 (Continuing)
Mayon Volcano on 23 September 1984
Famous for its near-perfect cone shape, Mayon is the Philippines’ most active volcano, according to NASA’s Earth Observatory. The mountain last erupted in 1993, killing more than 70 people.”