It Isn’t That Perfect Anymore
June 28, 2017 2:10am CST
You have seen a lot of my pictures of Mayon Volcano, the most famous tourist attraction of the Bicol Region in some of my posts. They were always of perfect cone. However, last Monday, when hubby, his old auntie and I, went to Tabaco City, a 40-minute ride from our residence, I saw that Mayon volcano isn't that perfect anymore. It already have a cut from its crater as it was pointed by a red arrow in the second picture, I attached. That part is the front side of Mayon Volcano from our place of work and residence where I am always taking the picture. So, from afar, it can’t be seen, but the two sides create a perfect cone. That part , is the gulley that was created from those lavas and boulders coming from Mayon Volcano, whenever it erupts mildly. In the places that come before you reach Tabaco City, there are mountains fronting the volcano, that secures the places there whenever it erupts. But even with that small cut from that view, it is a beautiful sight to behold!
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Yes. Mayon volcano is round at its base. Thus, one can imagine how many places surrounds it. At those different places, it has different appearances, depending on where it would usually flow off lava or where those magmas and boulders are thrown off whenever it explodes.
@YrNemo Yes, it has erupted mildly last in June 2006. It deposited lavas and boulders on its foot. When there was a strong typhoon November 2006, with lots of rain it caused flush flood thus bringing down those lavas and boulders to the river that leads to places. It overflowed and ravaged the houses near it, drowning more than 300 people.
Volcano, or mother nature, changes everything, even the mountains. Few years ago there was a earthquake at my place; Sabah, Malaysia. And it hits right at the Mount Kinabalu. Since the earthquake, the state of Mount Kinabalu is not same as before the earthquake.