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Philippine volcanologists warned about super typhoon

Philippine volcanologists issued a warning about an approaching tropical depression that could intensify into a super typhoon. The tropical depression is expected to bring heavy rain to areas near the erupting Mayon volcano, the country’s most active. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued the warning, stating that heavy rainfall could lead to floods and landslides.

The tropical depression is forecasted to affect the region from Sunday onwards. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology advised residents living near the Mayon volcano in Albay province to be vigilant and prepared. Mayon volcano is cone-shaped and located approximately 500 km southeast of Manila.

The risk of flooding and landslides is a major concern due to the combination of heavy rainfall and volcanic activity. Residents in the affected area are urged to stay alert and follow safety guidelines. Vigilance and preparedness are crucial to ensuring the safety of residents living near the volcano during this weather event.