Timelapse of Mayon Volcano spewing lava, ash

Image via Facebook  Ciriaco Santiago III

Image via Facebook Ciriaco Santiago III

But based on past Mayon eruptions, evacuation may be as short as three weeks to one month.

But the most powerful explosion to hit the Philippines in recent times was from Mount Pinatubo, around 100km (62m) northwest of Manila, which killed more than 800 people when it erupted in 1991.

Cebu Pacific cancelled Monday afternoon flights to Naga and Legazpi cities in Bicol region, as government scientists declared the imminent eruption of Mayon Volcano.

"Strombolian eruption [is] where you can actually see fireworks or lava fountaining with lava flow and you can also see an ash plume of around 3 kilometers".

At least two more lava collapse also happened between 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. yesterday which also puff out huge volume of pyroclastic materials. But seeing the nature of the eruption, the level was raised.

"The eruption should be sustained for us to declare Alert Level 5".

Phreatic or steam-driven eruptions and ash falls began earlier in January and the crater began to glow soon after in what Phivolcs said was a sign of the growth of a new lava dome.

The alert level for the volcano has now been risen to four, out of a possible five, and an eruption could take place within hours.

In an update bulletin Tuesday morning, PHIVLOCS said lava flows had extended up to 4 kilometers from the summit vent, and that earthquakes had been recorded as well.

Mayon Volcano still represents a danger as a hazardous explosion is still possible!

Solidum warned of two possible outcomes - a series of continuous lava eruptions or a more unsafe pyroclastic flow in which hot lava blocks, pumice, ash, and volcanic gas could move down the mountain.

"Even residents who live far away from the danger zones have fled their homes because they were afraid", he told Manila radio station DZMM.

The figure, however, does not include the more than 11,000 people evacuated in the barangays of Mabinit, Bonga, Matanag, Buyuan and Padang in Legazpi City.

In Guinobatan, the affected 774 families - 2,655 individuals - from Maninila, Tandarora, Mabalod, Sitio Basiao and Sitio Hacienda were staying in the elementary school of Guinobatan East and Binogsacan and Muladbucad multi-purpose centre.

"Classes in all levels private and public are now suspended in the whole province of Albay".

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