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 2,500 meters 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
23,784 families or 91,052 persons in 61 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatomagmatic eruption of Mount Mayon (see Table 1; details in annex A).
2. Status of Displaced Families
a. Inside Evacuation Centers
1,300 families or 5,016 persons are currently taking temporary shelter in 9 evacuation centers (see Table 2; details in annex A).
b. Outside Evacuation Centers
330 families or 1,412 persons are currently staying with their relatives / friends in Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Legazpi City, and Malilipot, (see Table 3; details in annex A).
3. Cost of Assistance
₱415,618,053.95 worth of assistance has been provided to affected families; of which, ₱98,157,698.72 came from DSWD, ₱56,329,083.86 came from LGUs, ₱56,966,444.08 came from NGOs, and ₱204,164,827.29 came from other humanitarian assistance providers including NGAs (see Table 4).
₱61,973,000.00 worth of assistance has been provided to affected families through Cash-for-Work (see Table 5).