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Natural Disaster Alert – Mayon Volcano at Alert Level 3
June 9, 2023

U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines

U.S. Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines 

 June 9, 2023

  Natural Disaster Alert – Mayon Volcano at Alert Level 3


Location:  Vicinity of Mayon Volcano, Albay Province, Bicol Region

Event:  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert level for Mayon volcano to Alert Level 3.

Per PHIVOLCS, the Mayon volcano is currently in a relatively high level of unrest and a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days.  PHIVOLCS recommends that the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) be evacuated due to the danger of lava flows, rockfalls, and other volcanic hazards.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise extreme caution if you live within the affected areas.
  • Maintain active awareness of local conditions and refrain from entering the PDZ and other high-risk areas.
  • Monitor local media and the PHIVOLCS website for updates.


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