Latest Legazpi City Stories

2009-12-21 11:35:00

Government officials in the Philippines say that Mayon volcano could erupt violently within days, following a week of spectacular flows of lava and increasing volcanic quakes.

2006-08-16 04:55:00

By Darren Whiteside LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Seismic activity at the Philippines' most active volcano calmed overnight but it could be weeks before 40,000 people evacuated from the shadow of the shuddering mountain can return home.

2006-08-13 03:20:00

By Manuel Tecson LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Mount Mayon, a volcano in the central Philippines, showed signs a major eruption was imminent as it belched smoke and spewed burning rocks and mud, scientists said on Sunday. Four explosions have been recorded since Saturday.

2006-08-12 17:56:14

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday visited villagers forced to flee their homes due to restive Mayon volcano and ordered officials to speed up efforts to improve conditions at cramped evacuation centers.

2006-08-09 02:10:00

Scientists and villagers in the shadow of a churning volcano in the central Philippines fear Wednesday's full moon could finally spark a violent eruption.

2006-08-08 03:00:00

Philippine soldiers appealed to reluctant villagers to leave their homes and farms near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, as more intense seismic activity raised the risk of a violent eruption.

2006-08-07 22:35:00

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines pushed for the faster evacuation of thousands of people near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, but some were reluctant to leave their homes and farms despite the risk of an imminent eruption.

2006-07-20 01:20:00

Clouds of ash and smoke sent panic through villagers living around a rumbling volcano in the central Philippines on Thursday, but experts said the alert level remained moderate.

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