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Philippines (the): Volcano: 2009/12/14 Country Information on DRR

Period 2009/12/14
Country or District Philippines (the)
Event Type Volcano
Outline The Philippines ordered the evacuation on 14 December 2009 of thousands of people living near Mayon volcano in the country, warning of a possible eruption within a week.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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USGS Global Volcanism Program
According to news articles, PHIVOLCS reported that on 11 December an explosion from Mayon was detected by the seismic network. On 14 December, At least five minor explosions were detected by the seismic network. Some local ashfall was reported. The Alert Level was raised to 3, prompting the order to evacuate about 50,000 people living within an 8-km radius from the base of the volcano.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
Mayon Volcano Bulletin

Government of the Philippines 2009/12/15
A total of 2,698 families/12,415 persons have been evacuated to the designated evacuation centers.

Reuters AlertNet 2009/12/14
Mayon volcano has been spewing lava and ashes that reached a height of about 100 metres (330 feet) on 14 December 2009.

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/12/28
Philippines: Mayon Volcano: Danger Zones-Affected Population and Barangays, Evacuation Centers and IDPs - Situation Update (as of 11am, 26 Dec 2009)

OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/12/14
Philippines: Mt Mayon volcano