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2009-12-25 Volcano eruption in Philippines on 25 December, 2009

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Volcano eruption
  • Country: Philippines
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 25 December, 2009
  • Requester: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

Mayon Volcano continuously erupts spewing lava flows that reached approximately 5km downslope. Mayon began to erupt early part of December and we expect this activity to continue for several weeks as per Mayon historical eruption. Congealed lava continue to change the crater morphology and may have some implicatios on succeeding eruptions, and we need to monitor these changes. A bigger explosive eruption is expected. Massive evacuation is on-going

Satellite Image



ALOS AV2, P88 F3330 A0.0, Dec 25, 2009


ALOS AV2, P88 F3340 A0.0, Dec 25, 2009


ALOS PSM, P88 F3330 A0.0, Dec 25, 2009


ALOS PSM, P88 F3335 A0.0, Dec 25, 2009