LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Albay province on Tuesday, January 23, has expanded the the danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 9 kilometers, as an additional safety measure while the volcano continues to be active.

“We are extending 9-km extended zone even at level 4 status of Mayon Volcano so that we have 1-km buffer zone,” Cedric Daep, chief of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office, said.

On Monday, January 22, the danger zone was put at 8 kilometers, when the alert level was raised to 4 from 3.

 

(UPDATED) The additional buffer zone is put in place to prevent locals from going back into the ‘no-man’s land’ around the volcano

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