Recent news reports are abuzz with the impending eruption of the graceful maiden, Mt. Mayon in Albay as Philvocs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) has monitored the build up of magma to the volcano’s crater. There is also an increase of earthquakes being recorded and alert level 2 has already been raised. If ever it will erupt, the town of Sto. Domingo and the city of Legazpi is in danger.
Volcanic eruption. When it acted up way back in 2006, I visited Legazpi City to witness this beautiful but deadly event. Seeing it’s glowing lava cascading down its slope struck me. It was like watching a National Geographic or Discovery Channel presentation but this time, I was at the riverside in Bigaa with my camera on a tripod hoping to get a spectacular shot despite typhoon Henry hovering above.
It was just awesome. Spectacular and breathaking. A few important seconds when the rain clouds parted to give me an unhindered view and enough time to take a long exposure before it started to rain.
This is another good opportunity to watch an eruption first hand but, for those who plan to go there, caution should always be exercised and being aware of developments and advisories should be done always.
PHILVOCS is predicting a more violent eruption this time.