Several hundred Filipinos were forced to leave their homes due to the eruption of a volcano on the island of Luzon Bulusan. According to the agency EFE, the military brought the locals in trucks to reception centers affected are located in schools and public institutions.
However, the local authorities have not yet given an official order to evacuate residents from areas in the vicinity of the volcano.
According to "Interfax", Bulusan on Monday threw out a column of ash and steam high three kilometers. Volcanic ash covered some localities.
Philippine Bulusan volcano, located in the southern province of Sorsogon threw a powerful column of hot steam and ash up to 2.5 km above the crater.
As ITAR-TASS specialists of the National Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the activity Bulusana gradually increases, however, in their opinion, the beginning of a full-scale eruption of talk is premature.
Philippine Civil Defense issued a warning, which recommended that residents of nearby settlements does not come near to the borders of 4-km zone of volcanic hazards. According to the service, in the case of eruption Bulusana in the disaster area may be about 70 villages with a total population of about 80 thousand people.
Bulusan volcano 1,560 meters high is located 390 km south-east of the capital Manila. His new awakening began in March 2006, and now it is one of the most active of the 23 active volcanoes in the Philippines.
The Philippine archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, consisting of seismic zones. The eruption in 1991 of Mount Pinatubo in the north of the country, killing about 800 people, is one of the largest in the twentieth century.