Heavy Rain Triggers Mudslides on Active Volcano

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Heavy rainfall has triggered mudslides on the Philippine island of Luzon.

The heavy rain comes just days after the Mayon Volcano had a large eruption.

As a result of the eruption, over 81,000 people were displaced from their homes.

When the eruption happened it shot ash 5 kilometres into the air.

The rain caused a mudslide of pyroclastic materials, debris and water, on the Mayon Volcano.

The area of Mayon remains at alert level 4, meaning there is an imminent eruption threat.

Mayon Volcano is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its symmetric conical shape, the volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national park on July 20 of 1938, the first in the nation. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed as the Mayon Volcano Natural Park in 2000.



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