Thousands of people are evacuated in the Philippines due to the activation of the volcano (4 photos + 1 video)

17 June 2023

Philippine troops, police and rescuers began forced evacuation of residents near one of the most active volcanoes in the country in last Friday, as there are all the prerequisites that he can a good jerk soon.

Mayon volcano at 2,462 meters (8,077 feet) always attracted tourists with its picturesque conical shape. Last time he showed his fiery nature in 2018, causing thousands residents of nearby villages were forced to leave their homes.

Terrifyingly beautiful shots on January 28, 2018.

When on Wednesday this handsome man began to give signals again awakening, the authorities did not hesitate. At present, the territory within a radius of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from Mayon Crater is closed to the public due to possible volcanic eruptions, lava flows, rockfalls. By According to preliminary data, about 10,000 local residents have already been evacuated from dangerous area.

When on Thursday streams of superheated gas, debris and stones cascaded down its upper slope, it was decided raise the alarm level for the volcano in the northeastern province Albay.

On Friday, the volcano finally decided to wake up and released six short bursts of volcanic gas and ash from southern volcano ravines, located about 2 kilometers from the crater. Also numerous rockfalls and thin columns of ash and steam were observed.

At the moment, officials claim that they are fully prepared for any emergency situations.

Mayon is one of the most restless of the two dozen active volcanoes in the Philippines.

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