World Ash eruption from Philippines volcano triggers evacuation

07:21  14 january  2018
07:21  14 january  2018 Source:   Reuters

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

  Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano.© The Associated Press In this image made from video, dark pyroclastic ash cloud rises from Mayon volcano after its eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

MANILA (REUTERS) - An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday (Jan 13), prompting the country's disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages.

MANILA (Reuters) - An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country's disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)

a close up of a plant: Rice stalks ready for harvesting are pictured at a rice field overlooking Mayon volcano in Daraga, Albay© REUTERS/Erik De Castro Rice stalks ready for harvesting are pictured at a rice field overlooking Mayon volcano in Daraga, Albay An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country's disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it was closely monitoring the Mayon volcano in Albay province, which last erupted in 2014.

Mayon's most destructive eruption was in February 1841, when lava flows buried a town and killed 1,200 people.

The volcano, known for its near-perfect cone shape, is on the lowest alert level despite a "phreatic or steam-driven eruption", meaning people are not allowed to stay within a six-kilometer "permanent danger zone", Phivolcs said.

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

  Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano.© The Associated Press In this image made from video, dark pyroclastic ash cloud rises from Mayon volcano after its eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

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MANILA (Reuters) - An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country's disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages.

This also suggests there is no imminent major eruption, but the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said it had ordered the evacuation of residents for the safety of their health due to expected ashfall.

It was not immediately clear how many residents had to leave the danger zone.

Those within the slope of the volcano, but outside the danger zone, were told to take precautionary measures against possible roof collapses due to accumulated ash and rainwater.

"The volcano's abnormal behaviour began late last year and it seems due for another one," Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum said.

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