Sunday, July 16, 2006

Lava flows from Philippine volcano

Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines, famed for it near-perfect cone, was spewing lava Sunday raising fears of a possible eruption.

Volcanologist Eduardo Laguerta said Mayon's lava extrusion rate increased Saturday, and that tremors indicate that magma may be pushing up toward the surface.

A photojournalist takes pictures of Mayon volcano during its 'mild and quiet eruption' as seen from Legazpi city in Albay province at dawn Sunday, July 16, 2006, about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Mount Mayon in southern Luzon, Philippines on July 16, 2006. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez via Yahoo News.

The volcano is near Legazpi City the capital of Albay province about 210 miles south of Manila.

Officials have set up a 3.7 mile danger zone around Mount Mayon.