Philippine authorities Prepare for evacuation of up to 40,000 people living near Mayon Volcanoincreased seismic activity over the past few hours, notifying the agency Effie local authority.
Residents living within six kilometers of the volcano have so far voluntarily evacuated, If Mayón threatens a major eruption, it could extend up to eight kilometers The alert was raised from level 3 to level 4 (out of 5), meaning up to 40,000 people will be forced to evacuate.
so far, Some 15,000 people have left their homesmany of whom have been displaced to areas within 8 kilometers, which will complicate larger evacuations.
near two schools Legazpi City, the largest city in the region with 200,000 inhabitantsAuthorized to house displaced people, which forced closure of classes there, they confirm Effie local authority.
As the Philippine earthquake agency Phivolcs released in its daily report, Seismic activity at the volcano increased yesterday with seven earthquakeswhile 309 volcanic rockfall events were recorded, and sulfur dioxide emissions decreased.
Also, Phivolcs reminds again Risk of landslides or laharsan avalanche of ash, mud and sediment that spewed out from Mount Mayon and deposited on its slopes.
Mayon Volcano, due to The beauty of the almost perfect conical shapeIt is also one of the important tourist attractions in the area.
Its last eruption occurred in 2018 when More than 75,000 people had to be evacuatedThe deadliest Mayon eruption occurred in 1814, when some 1,200 people were killed and buried by lava rivers and rockfalls, according to estimates published by Phivolcs.Effie