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Video: Lava spews from restive Philippines volcano
January 16, 2018 | 12:16 PM
 
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Manila: Authorities in the Philippines widened the evacuation area as Mayon volcano spewed lava in spectacular fashion, with warnings of an impending hazardous eruption.

Amateur video shot on Monday evening (January 15) showed lava trails, coming from the crater of the Mayon volcano.

The Philippines ordered the forced evacuation of people from two more municipalities near the Monday as the chief volcanologist warned of a possible hazardous eruption "within weeks or even within days".

More than 12,000 residents had already fled to evacuation centres after the Mayon volcano, in central Albay province, began spewing ash on Saturday (January 13) and unleashed burning mud and rocks on Sunday (January 14).



Amateur videos taken on Monday night showed thicker pyroclastic flows, or lava trails, coming from the crater of the active volcano and video from the state volcanalogy institute on Tuesday (January 16) showed thick ash following lava trails flowing down the foot of Mayon.

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