Majestic cone

Mayon Volcano spit out ash in a ‘steam-driven eruption’ on Saturday afternoon, placing its environs under Alert Level 1 and putting residents of Albay province and nearby Legaspi City on edge. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the phreatic explosion—inset photo—started at 5:06 p.m. and was ongoing as of 6 p.m., Director Renato Solidum told CNN Philippines. Solidum advised residents of Albay to exercise caution, saying the potential for ashfall should make people cover their mouths and noses with wet clothes, handkerchief or masks. The towns of Camalig and Guinobatan in Albay have already reported ashfall, rumbling sounds, and the smell of sulfur near the volcano.

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