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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...

2006-08-13 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...

2006-08-07 03:40:00

By Karen Lema MANILA -- The Philippine government evacuated thousands of villagers from around the Southeast Asian country's most active volcano on Monday after warning the rumbling mountain could explode at any time. Mount Mayon, in the central province of Albay, has been spewing ash and boulders the size of cars since July, pushing a four-storey-high wall of lava more than 6 km (4 miles) down its southeastern slope. "This morning we recorded at least six small explosions and this signifies...

2006-08-06 20:42:54

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert on its most active volcano to the second-highest level on Monday and ordered the evacuation of around 20,000 people after three ash explosions signaled a possible eruption within days. Mayon volcano in the central Philippines has been spewing lava and boulders the size of cars since last month, leaving a bubbling, pyrotechnic trail more than 6 km (4 miles) down its southeastern slope. "We deem it necessary to raise the alert level...

2006-07-20 01:20:00

By Bobby Ranoco LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- 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. Mount Mayon, the most active of 22 volcanoes in the Southeast Asian country, began spewing lava, ash and rocks the size of cars last week, prompting volcanologists to raise the alert level to 3 on a 1-5 scale. The government has told 4,000 people to evacuate a danger zone...

2006-07-14 08:15:45

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines decided on Friday to raise the alert level at the country's most active volcano and warned residents to stay away from the mountain after a lava spill was observed at its crater. Mayon volcano in the central Philippines spewed ash on Thursday but lava was seen spilling from its crater late on Friday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level to 3 from 1 ordered in 2003. "We're preparing to raise the alert level to 3," said Renato Solidum,...

2006-06-17 23:26:01

MANILA (Reuters) - About 40 families living on the slopes of an active volcano in the central Philippines will begin evacuation to safer areas this week, local government officials said on Sunday. Casiguran town Mayor Edwin Hamor told reporters he had ordered local police units to start the evacuation of residents from Imlagadian village, which is inside a 4-km (2.5-mile) danger zone, as Mount Bulusan was showing increased activity. "The residents there refused to leave their homes,"...

2006-06-10 05:55:00

MANILA -- A restive volcano in the central Philippines spewed a column of ash at least 1 km (0.6 mile) into the sky before dawn on Saturday, raising concern of an eruption in the days ahead. There were two minor explosions of Bulusan volcano in the Bicol region, but there was no sign of laval flow, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a statement. Ernesto Corpuz, one of the institute's chief monitoring scientists, said Bulusan's activity had been increasing and more...

2006-06-08 03:35:32

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert level on one of its most active volcanoes and warned residents on Thursday to stay away from the mountain after its crater belched ash clouds. Bulusan volcano in central Philippines spewed ash nearly 2 km (1 mile) high, prompting authorities to raise the alert level to 2 from 1 ordered in March when ash first began flowing from its crater. "We are seeing an increasing frequency of ash explosions," Renato Solidum, director of the...


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