- Posted May 6, 2013 by
Legazpi City, Philippines
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MAYON VOLCANO EXPLOSION 2013
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Mayon Volcano in Albay Philippines belched out grayish smoke on May 7, 2012 at 8AM eminent of an eruption. Report from PHIVOLCS declared it as phreatic explosion. Radio reports of mountaineer-guide killed near the crater has yet to be verified. He is accompanying 3 german and 1 spanish tourist-climbers. Rescue operations are being organized by Director Raffy Alejandro of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Farmers tilling the area are also feared to have been affected. Ash fell on large areas of Guinobatan and Ligao Albay.
The volcano last erupted on December 2009.
This photo was taken at the fourth floor of our residence in Happy Homes Subdivision, Legazpi City.
Reported by Engr. Bert Recamunda