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Fresh lava cascades down Mayon slope; volcanologists brace for eruption

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In this handout photo taken on October 12, 2014 and released by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) shows the crater of Mayon volcano spewing smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. AFP

Volcanologists are now bracing for the eruption of Mayon Volcano after fresh lava cascaded down its slope.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Toilets cited reason evacuees return to homes

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A MARKER dedicated to victims of the Feb. 2, 1993 eruption of Mayon sits inside the 6-km radius danger zone around the volcano in Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The provincial government of Albay is completing more than 300 toilet facilities in shelters for residents moved out of Mayon’s way so the evacuees would have no reason to return to their homes that are inside danger zones around the volcano.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mayon still active, says Phivolcs exec

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ALBAY townsfolk wait in evacuation centers as volcanologists study Mayon’s situation. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA / Inquirer Southern Luzon file photo

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday that if Mayon Volcano’s activity continuously decreases and deflates in two weeks, then the alert level will be lowered.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mayon lava dome swells, seen threat to Albay folk

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned the public about the dangers posed by the huge lava dome, or pile of lava, that had formed at the crater of Mayon Volcano even if there is no big eruption.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Volcanic activities slow down on Mt. Mayon; eruption threat stays

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—Volcanic activities have slowed down on Mt. Mayon but the possibility of a hazardous eruption remained, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).   Despite earlier fears that Tropical Storm “Mario” would loosen lahar flow from the volcano, an official from the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo) […]

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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