LAHARS AT MAYON VOLCANO,
ALBAY, PHILIPPINES

 

Text Box: October 23, 1766      A typhoon-induced lahar kills 49 people when deposits from the July 1766 eruption were washed down from the volcano.

February 1, 1814	Pyroclastic flow from a Plinian eruption razes towns Cagsawa, Budiao, Camalig, Albay, Guinobatan and Balusan, then followed by rain-induced lahars that buried homes and the Cagsawa Church killing 1,200.

1875	100 dead from rain-triggered lahars from deposits of the 1873 eruption.

July 25, 1897	About 350 people died from hot, glowing avalanches especially at the town of Libog and rain-induced lahars along Bulawan River.

Aug. and Oct. 1968	Six people were killed from typhoon-induced lahars (Gloring, Huaning, Iniang, Osang and Paring) that flowed through the SE sector of the volcano.

July 30, 1981	At least 200 were killed when tropical depression Luming loosened lahars from the 1978 eruption deposits.

December 1981	More than 150 people were killed when typhoon Dinang (Lee) mobilized more of the 1978 eruption deposits.
	
October 1984	One dead from lahars from four typhoons that followed the September eruption.

September 29, 2006	Typhoon Milenyo (Xangsane) mobilized the 2000-2003 eruption deposits and sent lahars to the village of Padang destroying houses. No deaths reported.

November 30, 2006	With the 2000-2003 eruption deposits soaked by typhoons Milenyo (Xangsane), Queenie (Chebi) and Paeng (Cimaron), the powerful winds and rain of Typhoon Reming (Durian) loosened large and voluminous lahars and swept down the volcano burying villages in Sto. Domingo, Legazpi City, Guinobatan, Camalig and Daraga killing 754 people but unofficial estimates of up to 1,200 fatalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program: Volcanoes of the World 2nd ed.

by Simkin and Siebert (1994)

 

Compiled by: Dominic Alojado.

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