On Sunday afternoon, February 4, there was a phreatic, or steam-driven, eruption of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay. The phreatic eruption started at 4:37 pm and lasted 4 minutes and 9 seconds, according to a Facebook post from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). As per the local residents, 1,200 metres, or 1.2 km high plumes were generated by the eruption. A terrifying video of the phreatic eruption of the Mayon Volcano is currently doing rounds on social media. Philippines's Mayon Volcano Explodes, Locals Rush Back to Shelter Homes.

Mayon Volcano Erupts in Philippines

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