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Volcano Alert Raised; 20,000 to Be Evacuated

The World | IN BRIEF / THE PHILIPPINES

August 07, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

The Philippines raised the alert on its most active volcano to the second-highest level today and ordered the evacuation of about 20,000 people after three ash explosions signaled a possible eruption within days.

Residents reported seeing the Mayon volcano belching plumes of ash and gases 2,500 feet high.

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