An entire city was covered in volcanic ash twice a week.  People came out with shovels to clear the roads

A volcano erupted on Sunday in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week, writes Le Figaro. The eruption of Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon province lasted about 17 minutes.

By June 5, the same volcano sent a gray cloud over a mile and covered 10 ash villages.

On Sunday morning, the inhabitants of Juban, still affected by last week’s eruption, were awakened by the noise made by the volcano.

“I thought it was raining, but when I looked outside, it was ash everywhere,” said one man. “Once upon a time, our river was clear, but now it is gray,” he added.

They were not injured in the eruption, but authorities issued a warning for “low-intensity disturbances”.

A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images

A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines, covering a city with a layer of ash for the second time in a week. PHOTO: Profimedia Images
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“We still can’t say it’s over. It’s possible that this eruption will be followed by another eruption, which is why we need to be cautious about the Bulusan volcano,” said Renato Solidum.

Intervention teams were sent to the scene to clean the ash-covered roads and to guide the drivers due to the low visibility. Five flights were canceled in the region.

The local disaster service in Juban said 366 people had taken refuge in emergency shelters, most of them evacuated a few days before the eruption due to a series of earthquakes.

Bulusan volcano has been active in recent years, with a series of similar eruptions occurring in 2016 and 2017.

Editor: GM

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