- Mayon Volcano is now on alert level 3
- Thousands of individuals have already evacuated from the danger zones
- Albay was placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday, January 16
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level for Mayon Volcano to level 3.
According to PHIVOLCS, this was due to its increased tendency towards "hazardous eruption," which Philippine Information Agency reported.
"Alert Level 3 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a relatively high level of unrest and that magma is at the crater, and that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days," according to PHIVOLCS' latest bulletin.
On January 16, Tuesday, the province of Albay was placed under a state of calamity and according to Inquirer, almost 38,000 individuals evacuated from the danger zones.
Mayon Volcano last erupted back in 2014 where thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate.
In 2013, five climbers died as they were hit by falling rocks while seven others were reported injured.
The 1814 eruption of Mayon Volcano was recorded as the most destructive one.
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