Philippines: Mount Mayon Volcano Erupts! 34,000 Souls Flee!
Glowing-red lava spurted and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has caused more than 34,000 villagers to flee. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the lava flowed as much as 1.2 miles from the crater of Mount Mayon, and ash fell on several nearby villages. Officials strongly advised residents and tourists not to venture within four miles of Mayon. Renato Solidum, who heads the volcanology institute, said the flows cascading down the volcano were not caused by an explosion from the crater but by lava fragments breaking off from the lava flow and crashing on lower slopes. Source