DSWD DROMIC Report #85 on the Mayon Phreatomagmatic Eruption as of 29 March 2018, 5PM

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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.

Due to Mayon’s decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption, the Alert Level status of the volcano has been downgraded to Level 2 as of 8AM today, March 29, 2018.

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

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

23,786 families or 91,055 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

487 families or 1,930 persons are currently taking temporary shelter in 5 evacuation centers (see Table 2; details in annex A).

b. Outside Evacuation Centers

284 families or 1,243 persons are currently staying with their relatives / friends in Camalig, Guinobatan, and Malilipot, (see Table 3; details in annex A).

3. Cost of Assistance

480,423,648.95 worth of assistance has been provided to affected families; of which, 162,667,318.72 came from DSWD, ₱56,388,107.86 came from LGUs, ₱57,197,545.08 came from NGOs, and ₱204,170,677.29 came from other humanitarian assistance providers including NGAs (see Table 4).