Photo Information

Pyroclastic flows move down Mayon Volcano, Philippines
Photograph by C.G. Newhall on September 23, 1984
Pyroclastic flows descend the south-eastern flank of Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Maximum height of the eruption column was 15 km above sea level, and volcanic ash fell within about 50 km toward the west. There were no casualties from the 1984 eruption because more than 73,000 people evacuated the danger zones as recommended by scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

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Last modification: 30 September 1999 (SRB)