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78 tremors recorded around Mayon

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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78 tremors recorded around Mayon


www.abs-cbnnews.com

MANILA, Philippines - A total of 78 tremors were recorded around Mayon Volcano Wednesday, prompting scientists and government officials to conduct an aerial survey of the seething volcano.

The aerial survey, done by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Department of National Defense (DND), confirmed the presence of a new magma dome forming within the volcano.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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Mayon is a large active volcano, an eruption could trigger more instability in this region, particularly on the tectonic plate edges in this area.

Current threat level is between 3 and 4 (tourism Vs volcanism) never underestimate the power of the tourism dollar, people will pay a lot of money to be close to an erupting volcano.




www.abs-cbnnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by prof-rabbit
Current threat level is between 3 and 4 (tourism Vs volcanism) never underestimate the power of the tourism dollar, people will pay a lot of money to be close to an erupting volcano.
www.abs-cbnnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


So your saying that tourism will increase because of an impending eruption? That's just crazy.

I'm curious to see if it does erupt. What kind of cataclysmic effects it would have and what-not.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Mayon . . feel bad. Mayon . . hungry. Mayon . . angry.

Feed Mayon.

Mayon like tourists.

Tourists come . . . feed Mayon.



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by havok

Originally posted by prof-rabbit
Current threat level is between 3 and 4 (tourism Vs volcanism) never underestimate the power of the tourism dollar, people will pay a lot of money to be close to an erupting volcano.
www.abs-cbnnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


So your saying that tourism will increase because of an impending eruption? That's just crazy.

I'm curious to see if it does erupt. What kind of cataclysmic effects it would have and what-not.



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* Mayon volcano spews lava, ash
* 50,000 being evacuated from villages
* Authorities fear major eruption

TENS of thousands of villagers in the Philippines have fled their homes after one of the nation's most active volcanoes spewed lava and sent ash plumes high into the sky.

Soldiers and police marshalled the evacuation from the danger zone around the foothills of the Mayon volcano, amid concerns a big eruption could occur at any moment.
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source www.news.com.au...

It's always been a very active volcano.

Here the Govt. attempts to keep the gawkers away.

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Gov't bans human activity around Mayon PDZ; NDCC assures aid to Albay
by MA Loterte

Legazpi City (17 December) -- Defense Secretary and National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Chairman Norberto Gonzalez has ordered Wednesday (December 16) Task Force Mayon in Albay to "close the gate" strictly enforcing ban of any human activity within the permanent danger zone following the escalating restiveness of Mayon Volcano.
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more here.
www.pia.gov.ph...



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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If it goes off like Pinatubo did it will take care of global warming for a few years.
www.sciencemag.org...
www.nasa.gov...
pubs.usgs.gov...




posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by ANNED
If it goes off like Pinatubo did it will take care of global warming for a few years.


You are right there,
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The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as much compared to the 1766 eruption. Instead, the volcano was belching dark ash and eventually bombarding the town with tephra that buried the town of Cagsawa—only the bell tower of the town's church remained above the new surface. Trees were burned; rivers were certainly damaged. Proximate areas were also devastated by the eruption with ash accumulating to 9 m (30 ft) in depth. 2,200 Albay locals perished in what is considered to be the most lethal eruption in Mayon's history.
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City of Legazpi is only 15kms away with a population of 180,000.



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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Satellite image from NASA on Dec. 15 available here.

earthobservatory.nasa.gov...



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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i walked round and all over the areas surrounding mayon.and the city, legaspi is well round its cusps. people around there are so simple. they think, anything that comes and go comes from god.but they never real realize they are sitting right on top of it. think of santorini and pompeii...this scenario wouldnt be that far off.



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by enkira
reply to post by prof-rabbit
 


i walked round and all over the areas surrounding mayon.and the city, legaspi is well round its cusps. people around there are so simple. they think, anything that comes and go comes from god.but they never real realize they are sitting right on top of it. think of santorini and pompeii...this scenario wouldnt be that far off.


You are correct, although with a population of 180,000, today's death toll would be a lot higher.

Here's hoping the authorities have a better escape plan!

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Philippine authorities warned that lava-spewing Mayon volcano could erupt violently at any time. They issued the alert as efforts were being made to evacuate about 50,000 people living in danger zones around the country’s most active volcano.
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source
www.earthweek.com...




[edit on 17-12-2009 by prof-rabbit]



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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Pro rabbitt is right* im one of those iditos lol who would LOVE to be near or at base of an erupting volcano, jsut a dream ive always had sicne i was a young kid. I have a small galss jar at home hre, my uncle gave me early 80's of actualy MT. St. helens ash* he went on a tour thing i guess, and scopped up some for me.
Realisticaly, being arund an active volcano is STUPID* The ash taht comes down a voclano, is super hot pyro some thinganother is called. so thats risk number one right thier...yuo could become a pompay figure*
Lava could stat shooting out, hot rocks raining down on you at any given time, and cracks in he ground could relaes a few thosands of degees of heat and toxic gas right up at yuor face...
Makes me think of an old george carlin line... people build a house around the base of a volcano, then wonder why thier lava in the living room

i guess it goes to show, how crazy and suicidal we humans, as a species can be, as oppsod to rational thinking*



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:14 AM
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Same here! My parents thought i was the strangest kid wanting to be a volcanologist at 6! I'd love to get up close to one, but i guess if it's your passion you have already come to terms with what can go wrong, and it'd be pretty cool to see one erupt and be at ground zero for it. I mean, if you don't make it out - you'd be at least doing what you loved when you died.

It's going to be interesting to see what this bad boy gets up to in the next couple of weeks. So many people in such a close proximity to it.




posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:30 AM
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I visited Mayon earlier this year and what a beautiful site.

I spoke to some locals who said that the last time the volcano erupted it caused complete societal breakdown and a famine of sorts.

I hope for their sake that the volcano doesn't erupt and they can continue rebuilding their fragile economy. The Philappinos are poor enough.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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here are two clips taken of the 2.4 Km high mayon volcano recently





this is not looking good

poor people over there



posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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There is a current photographic montage from xinhuanet here:

Mayon Volcano in Philippines on edge of eruption
news.xinhuanet.com...

Ps. No stars or flags?


[edit on 19-12-2009 by prof-rabbit]



posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 07:38 AM
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I'm amazed that there aren't more stars flags or posts in this thread.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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Current video here:




posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by Nventual
I'm amazed that there aren't more stars flags or posts in this thread.


Not many seem interested, or my posting times here in Oz do not match when people are awake in the Northern Hemisphere as we are +10.5 hours a. of UTC.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by prof-rabbit

Originally posted by Nventual
I'm amazed that there aren't more stars flags or posts in this thread.


Not many seem interested, or my posting times here in Oz do not match when people are awake in the Northern Hemisphere as we are +10.5 hours a. of UTC.



Probably the time factor... it is 12:45 AM on the East Coast.



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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On December the 15th 2009 I pulled some soho data. & this is what I found for "Solar Cycle 24."

Solar Data: For Sunspots 1035 top & 1034 bottom Combined via the Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region SUmmary (Dec 14, 2009 24:00:00 UT) Map stamp date Dec 15, 2009 16:32:08 UT

If you pull the data here at the "SOHO Near Realtime Data area"

Using Start and End Dates of 2009-12-14 through 2009-12-15 & such you will see the vortex map of 19.5 top perfectly Image type EIT 284 shows a prime example of this research.

This was the cause of the Philippines Volcano becoming active.

1035 — is growing rapidly and is seven times wider than Earth. Also take note of the recent weather in the north east of the united states as well




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