Monday, August 07, 2006

Mayon Volcano Evacuation: 30,000+ flee imminent eruption

Mayon Breaking News Update
Reports continue to pour in about Ash Explosions, Tremors, and other sigins of a possible major eruption of the Mayon Volacano in Albay Province.

If a major eurption occurs the effects may be felt in the form of Earthquakes and Ash cloads that might reach nearby areas and even more parts of the Bicol Region.

the Quote of the day has to be - “… ‘Mayon is ready to burst’ - PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum.”

[]… ” 34,000 flee imminent Mayon eruption LEGAZPI CITY - Tens of thousands of people were being moved out of their homes in Albay province on Monday in the face of an imminent eruption of the rumbling Mayon volcano, officials said. AFP 8/7/2006 1:22:44 PM ” ….[]

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Mayon Volcano: Alert level 4 raised imminent eruption

August 7th, 2006

20,000 people have been evacuated from the areas surrounding Mayon Volcano in the Philippines fears of a major eruption in days or hours has been raised as Government moves quicky to move people away from the Active volcano after a series of major Ash Explosions Monday Morning in Manila.

Mayon Volcano Bulletin

07 August 2006

8:00 AM (+8GMT)


This announcement advises all concerned that PHIVOLCS is now raising the alert status of Mayon Volcano (13.2576°N, 123.6856°E) to ALERT LEVEL 4. This means that a hazardous explosive eruption is imminent and the effects of such an eruption could severely impact certain areas around Mayon.

To prevent undue harm to the public, an EXTENDED DANGER ZONE (EDZ), defined as an area within Eight (8) kilometers from the summit crater located in the southern sector, is now recommended. The following localities are included in the EDZ:

  1. Barangays Anoling and downstream areas including Tinuburan, Sua, Upper Quirangay, Salugan, and Upper Cabangan of Camalig Municipality,

  1. Barangays Miisi and areas to its south including Budiao, Matnog and Bañadero of Daraga Municipality; Mabinit, Bonga, Matanag, and Buyuan of Legaspi City.

At other portions around Mayon, the following areas, within Seven (7) kilometers of the crater, should be evacuated:

  1. Barangay Baligang, of Ligao.
  2. Barangays Bonot, Magapo, Oson part of Buhian and Comon of Tabaco Municipality,
  3. Barangays Canaway, Calbayog and part of San Roque of Malilipot Municipality,
  4. Barangays Lidong, Fidel Surtida, San Isidro, Sta. Misericordia, and San Antonio of Sto. Domingo Municipality.

Areas just outside of these Barangays should prepare for evacuation in the event explosive eruptions intensify. Notice to evacuate shall be recommended by PHIVOLCS for implementation according to PDCC’s action plans.


Volcano Activy report from Philippine Government PHILVOLCS


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Israel-Hizbollah War: UN back to the drawing board.

It’s back to the drawing board for peace negotiations - blasts and attacks in the war in lebanon continues to spiral out of control and reaches to new levels.

Hezbollah Saturday and Sunday rained down on Northern Israel it’s “Deadliest barrage of rockets into northern Israel on Sunday, ” per reports I’m watching the attacks continue on Haifa and new attacks by Israel in rare daylight raid today smashed parts of south Lebanon and South Beirut.

Haifa View:

As some news networks covering this still refer to this as crisis, or a situation, or a conflict this is by all definitions - WAR - the worlds leading non-government think tank online database puts Lebanon on its page as ‘War’

  • Op Change of Direction Chronology
  • Combatants

    War in Lebanon -

    War is a conflict involving the organized use of weapons and physical force by states or other large-scale groups. Warring parties usually hold territory, which they can win or lose; and each has a leading person or organization which can surrender, or collapse, thus ending the war.

    This can no longer be-considered a crisis, hostilities, clashes, what we see now is open warfare - any effort to attempts a cease fire after today’s level of exchange in some places - 1,000’s 155mm artillery shells hundreds of bombs from Israel while Hezbollah has sent in more than 2,500 rockets and missiles in 3 weeks.

    The house to house fighting the cross border attack into Israel which started the conflict. the retaliatory attack by Israel versus Hezbollah’s go beyond normal crisis and clashes level. Israel also staging an airstrike while the head of the arab league was in Beirut shows the situation’s level of attack prowess.

    The Newsweek overview on Hezbollah’s of course focuses attention on the Lebanese group backed by others in the region and its long history of warfare in Lebanon - but also touches on its regional and ties across the seas.

    There is in this group something more well known to the US who after a series of attacks in Beirut forced US marines to withdraw from Lebanon along with others to forces from Europe.

    Hizbullah: In Lebanon … and America

    Nasrallah’s Men Inside America

    Shimon Peres: What Israel Aims to Archieve



    Hizbullah: Inside Lebanon & the U.S.

    Guests: NEWSWEEK’s Christopher Dickey, Michael Isikoff.

    Audio Clip | Complete Show | Podcast

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