Any day now...

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  1. B_mitchymo

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    Mayon Volcano on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The Mayon volcano is expected to erupt in a potentially spectacular fashion.
    It is perhaps the most visually impressive looking volcano in the world with its near perfect cone. It is the most active volcano in the Phillipines and is expected to remain so for hundreds of years to come. It's last major eruption was just three years ago but the statistics suggest (7000 tonnes lava per day spewing and 22 volcanic quakes already) that this impending eruption could be explosive.

    I hope that when it happens it is around dusk because the pictures would be fantastic, reds, oranges, purples and blues with green landscape in the foreground. Would be a wicked picture.
     
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    The last time I was in Costa Rica we stayed at a hotel on a mountain across a small valley from an active volcano. The room had a huge picture window facing the volcano and all night we watched as violent red lava flowed out of various pores in the volcano and smoke belched out of the top and listened to the belches and groans as it did. It was mesmerizing and amazing.
     
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    are their chances people could get hurt or killed? or is this just going to be something spectacular to see?
     
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    So far they have evacuated over 30,000 people so have taken no chances following the loss of life from previous Mayon eruptions. The volcano is able to produce lahars and pyroclastic flows which have proven the biggest killer in the past.

    There are however some who are not leaving the dangerzone because the fertile land around the volcano is a needed source of the local economy and cattle and crops are being tended as near to normal as possible.

    There are amongst the villages around the volcano, four towns and three cities any of which could suffer secondary effects once it erupts but are regarded as being safe enough to hold the evacuees until the coast is clear.

    So, long story short :redface: it should be a spectacle for photo opportunists.
     
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    Two weeks after it stirred it has still not blown. The latest report has it at alert level 4 still (5 = eruption happening). The cone of the volcano is still swollen despite releasing lava consistently over the last 13 days. No go zones still in place.
    Any day now i said, it could be any week by the looks of it.
     
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    I hope there will be some amazing photos when it does erupt. Thanks for sharing this Mitchymo.
     
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    You're welcome :smile:
     
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