- Mayon Volcano is now on alert level 4
- Classes in all levels are suspended in Albay, both public and private
- Residents were advised to wear facial masks and to stay indoors
At around 12:40 noon Mayon Volcano made ash explosion that led to the cancellation of classes in all levels across Albay, which Rappler reported.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level to level 4.
They also expanded the danger zone to 8 kilometers from the crater, Inquirer reported.
According to Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, after the ash explosion that happened noontime there were reports of zero visibility in parts of Guinobatan, Ligao, and Camalig.
"Everyone is advised to wear their face masks and to stay indoors," the governer said.
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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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