Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mayon Volcano Explosion At Night

The first large explosion occurred on 26th August 1883 at 12:53pm and last till 27th August when the largest detonation at 5:30am blew the island apart. The official inquiry carried out by the Dutch government detailed 36, 417 lives lost in the explosion.

Mount Mayons near-perfect cone is threatening to explode, driving more than 30,000 Albay residents to seek safer ground.

One of the Philippines iconic images, Mayon is also one of the worlds most active volcanoes, yet communities have long been farming its fertile slopes. But since Monday, glowing lava has been spilling out of its crater, warning of a possible eruption.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30,761 residents had been evacuated, according to the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council in Bicol. Nearly all came from the towns of Camalig, Daraga, and Malilipot, and the cities of Legazpi and Tabaco.

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