A volcano erupted in the eastern Philippines on Sunday, blanketing a city in a layer of ash for the second time in a week.
The eruption of the Bulusan volcano in the rural province of Sorsogon lasted about 17 minutes.
By June 5, that same volcano had sent a gray plume for at least a kilometer and blanketed 10 villages in ash.
On Sunday morning, residents of the town of Juban, still reeling from last week's eruption, were woken up on Sunday by the roar of the volcano.
"I thought it was raining, but when I looked outside there were ashes everywhere," resident Antonio Habitan told AFP.
“Our river was clear, but now it is the color of ashes”
This eruption caused no injuries, but a "low intensity disorder" alert level was issued by the authorities.
“We still can't say it's over. It is always possible that this eruption will be followed by another, which is why we must remain cautious with the Bulusan volcano,” Renato Solidum, director of the agency, told local radio DZBB.
Rescuers were deployed to clear the ash-covered roads and guide drivers due to reduced visibility. Five flights were canceled in the region.
The local disaster office in Juban said 366 people have taken shelter in emergency shelters, with most evacuated days before the eruption due to a series of volcanic earthquakes.
Bulusan Volcano has been active in recent years, with a dozen similar eruptions recorded in 2016 and 2017.
The Philippines is located in the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire” and has more than 20 active volcanoes.