Mayon alert raised to Level 4 after volcano spews giant ash column

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  • Mayon alert level raised to level 4
  • Mayon spews giant ash column Monday at around 1:00pm

Legazpi City, Albay  –  At around 1:00 pm Monday, Mayon Volcano was seen on what appears to be a huge ash column. This was the second incident in over a week as local authorities prepare for a possible ‘hazardous eruption’.

The alert level was raised already to Level 4, a notch below the highest warning which indicates that the volcano is in an ‘intense unrest’ and has persistent tremor, and many “low frequency” type earthquakes may occur. There would be an intense crater glow, incandescent lava dome, lava fountain, lava flow in the summit area.

There would be an extension of the Danger zone to 8 km or more in the sector where the crater rim is low.

According to a report by Inquirer, more than 38,000 individuals have already been evacuated around the volcano that is renowned for its perfect cone.

Mayon volcano is considered as the nation’s most active volcano.

View gallery below via Marvin Baloloy’s Facebook account.

MAYON RAISED TO ALERT LEVEL 4.#PhotosAroundMayon January 22, 2018 12:30 PM [Credits to Alfs Nocedo, Christopher Burce, Justin Longaza Vince Baltazar and Shane Balean]

Posted by Marvin Baloloy on Sunday, January 21, 2018