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Volatile Volcano Prompts Philippines to Raise Alert Level

Authorities in the Philippines have raised the alert level for its most active volcano after it sent a huge cloud of volcanic ash and rocks several kilometers in the air Monday. A huge explosion Monday from Mount Mayon was the most powerful since the 2,462-meter tall volcano first began belching red-hot lava, ash and superheated gas and volcanic debris nearly two weeks ago.  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology raised its alert level for Mayon to four on a scale of five,...

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