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Threat Level Raised after Mayon Volcano Continues Erupting Ash, Philippines Authorities Evacuate Two Villages

  • Philippines authorities were forced to evacuate two villages with 6 km radius after the Mayon volcano continued spewing ash over the weekend. On Sunday, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the threat level to the possibility of “hazardous magmatic eruptions” and recommended to evacuate the places coming within 3.7 mile radius of the ash-spewing Mayon Mountain. Reports say ash spewing started on Saturday followed by visibility of “faint crater glow” along with intermittent recording of rockfall events. Mayon Volcano Bulletin raised the threat level from Alert Threat Level 1 to Alert Threat Level 2. Head of Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Cedric Daep, said that the threat level hasn’t reached the critical level.