Alert level 2 raised over Mayon after phreatic eruption

GUINOBATAN, Albay---The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Mayon Volcano's alert status to Alert Level 2earlySunday. Mayon, one of the most active volcanos in the country, spewed grayish steam and ash plume that reached 2.5 kilometersSaturdayin a phreatic eruption that lasted for an hour and 47 minutes starting4:21 p.m. Residents are now advised not to enter the 6-kilometer radius permanent danger zone (PDZ) to avoid harm from explosions, rock fall, and landslides that may occur in the area. Phivolcs also advised civil aviaton authorities to advise pilots not to fly close to the summit of the volcano as sudden eruption may cause hazards to a...

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