A massive volcano erupted in the Philippines on Tuesday, sending fire and ash into the sky. Lava flowed more than one mile from Mount Mayon, sending thousands of villagers scrambling.
Authorities maintained warning of possible hazardous eruption in weeks or days, and evacuated schools and towns within 6-7 kilometers (4.3 miles) of the volcano.
No injuries have been reported.
Locals posted videos of the eruption as it unfolded:
And the lava flows …
Ash continued to shoot into the sky on Tuesday
The US embassy urged caution when traveling in the vicinity of the volcano
The Philippines is located in the “Ring of Fire,” a line of seismic faults surrounding the Pacific Ocean that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.