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June 3, 2011
Mayon Volcano with a Plume, Luzon, the Philippines Mayon has the classic conical shape of a strato volcano. It is the most active volcano in the Philippines and continues to be active as demonstrated by the plume in the photo. Since 1616, Mayon has erupted 47 times. The most recent major eruption, in 1993, began unexpectedly with an explosion. The initial eruption lasted only 30 minutes but it generated pyroclastic flows that killed 68 people and prompted the evacuation of 60,000 others.

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