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Mayon Volcano in the Philippines could erupt

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded a volcanic earthquake on the Mayon Volcano in southeastern Luzon, a day after warning locals to avoid areas close to the active dome due to "abnormal activity".
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Mayon Volcano's most destructive eruption

Exactly 201 years ago today, on February 1, 1814, the people of Albay witnessed Mayon Volcano.s most destructive eruption yet. The eruption killed roughly 1,200 people.
Mayon demonstrated a Plinian blast, the largest and most violent type of eruption, that partly destroyed the historical Cagsawa church in lahar. The church is about 10 km (6 miles) away from the volcano.

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Evacuations as volcano spews lava

The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about half a mile down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers.
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The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814.

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The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as much compared to the 1766 eruption. Instead, the volcano was belching dark ash and eventually bombarding the town with tephra that buried the town of Cagsawa. Trees were burned; rivers were certainly damaged. Proximate areas were also devastated by the eruption with ash accumulating to 9 m in depth.
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Mayon Alert Level 2 still in effect

Alert Level 2 or moderate unrest is still in effect over Mayon Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday.
This as Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said monitored parameters such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) flux reading, seismicity, ground deformation, crater glow and steaming activity in the past week "are still appropriate for alert level 2 or moderate unrest."

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Mayon's alert level may be lowered to 2

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) could downgrade the alert level of Mayon Volcano from 3 to level 2 within a week's time should the abnormal condition of the volcano continue to wane, scientists said.
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Thousands of tourists are flocking to the Philippines' restive Mayon volcano with many even risking their lives to get close to the spectacular flowing lava, authorities said Wednesday.
Governor Joey Salceda, whose province of Albay includes Mayon, said 2,400 tourists a day had been pouring into the area since the famously active volcano started oozing lava on December 14, compared with about 200 a day before.

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Fewer earthquakes have been recorded in the Philippines' lava-spilling Mayon volcano, but magma continues to build up inside and any lull in activity could be followed by a bigger eruption, scientists said Saturday.

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Mayon volcano is expected to erupt at any time.
On Thursday, a two kilometre high ash column was seen rising from the volcano, the highest recorded in recent days.

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