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DSWD DROMIC Report #68 on the Mayon Phreatomagmatic Eruption as of 08 March 2018, 6PM

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SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Characterized by a general decline in unrest reflected by moderate seismicity and degassing, deflation of the edifice, and a decrease in eruptive activity at the summit crater, the Alert Level of the volcano has been downgraded to Level 3 on 06 March 2018.

Source: DOST-PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

23,705 families or 90,742 persons in 61 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatomagmatic eruption of Mount Mayon (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families

a. Inside Evacuation Centers

12,953 families or 49,884 persons are currently taking temporary shelter in 48 evacuation centers (see Table 2).

b. Outside Evacuation Centers

1,584 families or 6,015 persons are currently staying with relatives/friends in Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Legazpi City and Malilipot (see Table 3).

3. Cost of Assistance

₱441,609,197.50 worth of assistance has been provided to affected families; of which, ₱87,444,006.72 came from DSWD, ₱54,096,730.36 came from LGUs, ₱78,692,569.99 came from NGOs, and ₱221,375,890.43 came from other humanitarian assistance providers including NGAs (see Table 4).