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World Philippine volcano spews fountains of lava, big ash plumes

04:05  23 january  2018
04:05  23 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

  Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon late Sunday to three on a scale of five, indicating an increased prospect of a hazardous eruption "within weeks or even days.

The Philippines ’ most active volcano spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight and Tuesday morning after authorities warned a violent

The Philippines ' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that an eruption may be imminent. (Jan. 22) AP.

A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Daraga township, Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupted Monday prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise the Alert level to 4 from last week's alert level 3. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto) © The Associated Press A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Daraga township, Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupted Monday prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise the Alert level to 4 from last week's alert level 3. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent.

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

  Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Tuesday morning the lava was quietly flowing in some places but at times Mount Mayon was erupting like a fountain. Lava had advanced up to 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the crater, and ash was falling nearby.Nearly 15,000 people have fled the danger zone already. The alert level remained three on a scale of five, indicating an increased prospect of a hazardous eruption "within weeks or even days.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent. The lava fountains reached up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes rose

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines ' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent. The lava fountains reached up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes

The lava fountains reached up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes rose up to 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from Monday night to before daybreak Tuesday.

An explosive eruption Monday was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago.

Disaster officials in Albay province, where Mayon lies, say more than 30,000 people are staying in evacuation centers.

Officials raised Mayon's alert level to four on a scale of five, meaning a violent eruption is possible within hours or days. The danger zone expanded to 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the crater, affecting thousands more residents.

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency .
<p>The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday.</p>Mount Mayon in central Albay province remained at alert level 4, a notch below the highest level, as it continued to spew lava, ash and other superheated material, volcanologists said.

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