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Philippines' Mount Mayon Erupts Killing Four, Injuring Several Others
2013-05-07 07:13:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the Philippines most active volcanoes roared to life early Tuesday sending a cloud of ash and rocks into the morning sky. Mount Mayon, which sits about 206 miles southeast of the capital of Manila, killed five people and injured several others during the brief eruption. Eduardo del Rosario of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed that the blast killed five and injured seven. The...

2009-12-29 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As residents of the Philippines brace for the imminent eruption of the Mayon volcano, officials have asked the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help evacuate affected animals. At this time, there are an estimated 2,000 head of water buffalo, 1,000 head of cattle, 5,500 pigs, 19,000 poultry, and 4,600 dogs living near the volcano and in need of immediate evacuation. For the last two weeks, the 8,070-foot Mayon volcano...

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2009-12-26 16:00:00

Despite the growing infrequency of tremors in the Philippines' active Mayon volcano, experts say that a swell of magma is building up beneath it that could eventually be released in a powerful and dangerous eruption. State volcanologist Ed Laguerta has cautioned that residents of the surrounding areas should not be lured into returning home by the volcano's apparent return to dormancy.  An eruption could occur at any moment and could potentially devastate the countryside around it....

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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, The Associated Press reported. Some 3,000 villagers are still lingering around the volcano even after government warnings to leave the danger zone. Gov. Joey Salceda said tens of thousands of people have already been evacuated from the foothills of Mayon, which on Monday emitted lava fountains, powerful booming noises,...

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2009-12-16 16:00:00

On Wednesday, the infamous Mayon volcano in the Albay province of the Philippines let off some steam, oozing lava and spewing ash into the atmosphere and prompting local authorities to evacuate more than 30,000 residents from the surrounding cities. According the chief state volcanologist Renato Solidum, the eruption was the 40th to occur in the last 400 years and consisted of five separate explosions"”the largest of which sent an plume of ash some 550 yards into the air from the top of...

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2009-07-11 06:45:00

One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines could be ready to erupt soon, experts at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Friday. The institute changed its alert status on Friday for the Mayon mountain from "low-level unrest" to "moderate unrest", citing steam emissions and a ominous glow at the top of the 8,077-foot volcano in the Bicol region. The changed alert status only represents a transition from level 1 to 2 of its 5-level scale, but authorities are...

2006-08-16 04:55:00

By Darren Whiteside LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- 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. Villagers, sheltering in schools, have been waiting for Mount Mayon to explode after experts warned last week it could erupt at any time. The warning triggered mass evacuations from an 8-km (5 mile) danger zone on the mountain's southeast flank. "If the decline...

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. One mild eruption shot gray ash columns into the air and sent heated volcanic debris cascading down Mayon's slopes, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). "This could be the beginning...

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2006-08-12 17:56:14

LEGAZPI, Philippines -- 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. Scientists told Arroyo in a briefing that Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, appears to be gearing up for an explosive eruption since it began quietly oozing lava four weeks ago. Following successive ash explosions on Monday, officials ordered a...

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2006-08-10 07:42:36

LEGAZPI, Philippines -- A volcano in the Philippines spewed ash Wednesday after the amount of gas coming from the crater dropped suddenly, worrying experts that something had blocked the flow of magma and could cause a bigger eruption. A drop in sulfur dioxide emissions in the 8,077-foot Mayon volcano could indicate that pressure is building up for an explosive eruption, said Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. "Either something is stuck there...


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