Smoking volcano in the Philippines

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines was captured in an image taken by a NASA satellite Credit: NASA

The Mayon Volcano in the Philippines has shown a disturbing increase in activity in recent days. The mountain is the country’s largest volcano and the threat of an eruption has forced the evacuation of 50,000 people from the surrounding area.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that lava continues to flow from the volcano and has spewed ash on the neighboring communities. Officials are concerned that an eruption may be imminent.

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