Philippine Volcano Forces Thousands to Flee

September 16, 2014 6:12 PM

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Philippine Volcano Forces Thousands to Flee

Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.

Mayon, a volcano famed in equal parts for its near-perfect cone and brutal volatility, had begun to stir again with magma rising to the top and small earthquakes rattling deep inside, authorities said.

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