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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 at least four people and injured several others during the brief eruption.
Despite the growing infrequency of tremors in the Philippinesâ€™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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