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Event: VO Volcano
Number: 1993-000009
Country: PHL Philippines
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Date (YMD): 1993-2-2
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Information Source:UN DHA
Comments: Mayon volcano, located 330 km southeast of Manila in Albay Province, erupted twice on 2 February 1993 (at 11.00 hrs and 13.11 hrs). It blasted out clouds of hot ash that mixed with rain to form rivers of scorching mud. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) indicated that one of these eruptions lasted 30 minutes and that renewed, and more violent activity could be expected. PHIVOLCS has set the danger zone at six kilometres from the foot of the volcano. […] Affected areas are the Albay towns of Ligao, Camalig, Guinobatan and Daraga, Legaspi city as well as barangays at the foot of the volcano. Electricity was knocked out in major parts of Albay province. According to unconfirmed reports, 34 persons were killed and 25 injured. 16,000 fled their homes to seek refuge in churches and schoolhouses in nearby towns. Seventeen evacuation centres have been set-up to help evacuees in Legaspi city and in Albay province. Rescue operations are being conducted by the provincial disaster coordinating council (PDCC) in co-operation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine army and the local governments of the affected areas. Immediate food assistance is being provided by DSWD.
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