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Jan 15, 2018 @ 18:06

Alert level at Mayon, raised

Regulators on Sunday raised by one notch the alert at the Mayon Volcano in Albay province, citing signs of rising magma that could result in hazardous eruptions.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the alert to level 2, which means that the current activity is “probably of magmatic origin, which could lead to more phreatic eruptions or eventually to hazardous magmatic eruptions.”

A second ash eruption was recorded before noon on Sunday, but Phivolcs said in a subsequent bulletin that it was maintaining alert level 2.

Residents were evacuated from two villages near the restive Mayon, a tourist attraction in Albay province because of its near-perfect cone shape.

Also, Phivolcs continues to monitor activities at the Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province, also in Bicol, and Kanlaon Volcano in Negros island in the Visayas.


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