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Mayon Volcano spews debris, hot gases

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PYROCLASTIC FLOW. A view of the pyroclastic flow on the slopes of Mayon Volcano on January 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Phivolcs

The volcano in Albay is under Alert Level 3, which means a ‘hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days’

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 16, 2018) — A pyroclastic flow was spotted at the Mayon Volcano in Albay on Monday morning, January 15, as areas around the volcano remain on high alert for a possible major eruption. Continue reading Mayon Volcano spews debris, hot gases

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

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WIDESPREAD FLOODING. Waist to neck-deep flood engulfs parts of Legazpi City, prompting the city government to suspend classes in all levels on Wednesday afternoon, January 3. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2018) — Torrential rain brought by Tropical Storm Agaton, aggravated by the tail-end of the cold front, caused flooding in low-lying areas of Albay province. Continue reading Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Phivolcs warns of ‘big’ Mayon eruption in coming days

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MAYON VOLCANO. Volcanologists say magma beneath the so-called ‘perfect cone’ is building up. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Phivolcs cites ‘abnormal activity’ such as drying wells, more earthquakes, and increased sulfur dioxide emission of the volcano

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Sept. 8, 2016) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned of a possible “big” Mayon volcano eruption in the coming days.  Continue reading Phivolcs warns of ‘big’ Mayon eruption in coming days