Mount Mayon, the Phillipines’ most active volcano, has been oozing large amounts of lava, causing a government evacuation of thousands of villagers.
The Phillipine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned that a “hazardous eruption” of the volcano is possible within weeks.
The number of low frequency earthquakes has increased as well as the sheer amount of lava.
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The glow from the lava at night has provoked fear in onlookers. Renato Solidum, the head of the government’s volcano monitoring agency, spoke about it recently:
It’s already erupting, but not explosive. Currently, the activity is just lava coming down. If there is an explosion, all sides of the volcano are threatened.
The volcano has erupted fifty times in the last 500 years and has threatened villagers as it has done so.
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