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Michael Bustin 10/14/09 Mayon Volcano’s Sulfur Dioxide Emission Rate Increases Scientists at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released October 12 th that there was a 350-ton increase in the sulfur dioxide emission rate of the Mayon Volcano in the Albay province in the Bicol region of the Philippines. In one day the volcano released an estimated amount of 853 tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere on the 12 th . The last time they recorded the data, it was on the 10 th of October and they recorded 505 tons of sulfur dioxide, and on the 8 th the scientists at the institute recorded 761 tons of SO 2 . Besides the amount of sulfur dioxide being shot up into the atmosphere, there has been another signs of an imminent eruption. The other sign has been the amount of earthquakes that have been occurring in and around the volcano. There were seven earthquakes that occurred October 12 th . Those seven quakes add to the forty three earthquakes that were recorded starting October 5 th .
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