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Philippines: NDCC Update - Sitrep No. 9 Mayon Volcano update

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DATE: 20 December 2009 as of 6:00 PM

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS, OCDRC-V, ALBAY PDCC, AFP. JTF MAYAN, DPWH V

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The status of Mayon volcano is now Alert Level 4. This means that a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within days, thus areas expected to be affected by such eruption will be accordingly extended.

To ensure the safety of the public, PHIVOLCS-DOST is recommending an extended danger zone from the summit of 8 km at the southern sector and 7 km at the northern sector.