January 17, 2018
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Philippines' most active volcano, Mount Mayon, began spray lava and ash mid-January 2018, causing more than 34,000 people to be evacuated as fears increased that it may be about to erupt. Situated on the island of Luzon, about 330 kilometers (205 miles) southeast of Manila, Mount Mayon is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Officials from the province of Albay declared a state of emergency to allow disaster funds and relief to be released. Police checkpoints and cordons have been set up 7km around Mount Mayon, for the safety of residents.
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PlanetScope imagery showing Mount Mayon before and during current volcanic activity.
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