Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Mayon Volcano Erupts

APRIL 20, 1968
Mount Mayon also known as Mayon Volcano erupted. The 1968 eruption spared the lives of 70,000 people living near the 6-mile diameter danger zone after the government evacuated them to safer grounds. Mount Mayon, the majestic volcano with the perfect cone is located in the province of Albay and is the country’s most active volcano. Its eruptions produced pyroclastic flows, mud flows and ash falls that forced thousands people to be evacuated. The 1814 eruption was the most violent where 1,200 residents perished and many towns were devastated. 

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