Thousands evacuated as Mayon volcano threatens Philippines villages

(TIMES ONLINE) — One of the world’s most perfectly formed volcanoes oozed lava and ash overnight, threatening to explode over a picturesque tourist town in the Philippines.

Many of the 50,000 villagers living within the 6-8 km 4-5 mile danger zone around Mount Mayon, around 310 miles 500 km south of Manila, the capital, were evacuated earlier today. The glowing volcano loomed large over the town of Legazpi, in the Albay province, spewing lava and ash that reached a height of about 100 metres 330 feet.

via Thousands evacuated as Mayon volcano threatens Philippines villages – Times Online.

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