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Mayon Volcano

MANILA (XFN-ASIA) - Philippine authorities warned that a potentially devastating eruption of the rumbling Mayon volcano was 'imminent' and urged more evacuations from its lower slopes.



Materials thrown from the crater of the 2,460-meter mountain could threaten anyone within an eight-kilometer radius, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.



The institute advised local officials in the central province of Albay to order the evacuation of 28 areas around the mountain, including parts of Legaspi city and the towns of Camalig, Daraga, Ligao, Malilipot, Santo Domingo and Tabaco.