Philippines Volcano Alert

Philippines volcano alert
The Philippines has raised the alert level for the Mount Mayon volcano to level 3, which is considered “critical.” The country’s volcanologists have warned a hazardous eruption is now possible “within weeks or even within days.”
Philippines volcano

Philippines volcano

The volcano has been spewing ash into the atmosphere for the past two days and showed a bright crater glow on Sunday, forcing the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to issue a level 3 alert for the 2,462-meter high mountain.

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“Mayon’s summit crater is now exhibiting bright crater glow that signifies the growth of a new lava dome and beginnings of lava flow towards the southern slopes,” Phivolcs noted.

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