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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountMayon An active volcano, 2,461.4 m (8,070 ft) high, of southeast Luzon, Philippines. It is considered one of the world's most perfect cones.

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  • The Mayon, which is an active volcano, is comparatively bare, whilst also the Apo, although no longer in eruption, exhibits abundant traces of volcanic action in acres of lava and blackened scoriae.

    The Philippine Islands

  • One of these kings was called Mayon, another Hoya, the third Touppa, and the fourth Stalame.

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  • The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has a monitoring station just at the base of Mayon, which is akin, scientists said, to having Mayon in an intensive care unit with all its vital signs subject to constant examination.

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  • Mayon, which is about 330 kilometres southeast of Manila, has erupted 48 times since records began, claiming thousands of lives.

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  • Mayon, which is about 330 kilometres (200 miles) southeast of Manila, has erupted 48 times since records began, claiming thousands of lives.

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  • Authorities had earlier announced level three of a five-step alert system on Mayon, meaning a hazardous eruption was likely after the 2,460-metre (8,070-feet) volcano famed for its near-perfect cone began belching ash, steam and lava this week.

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  • Authorities had earlier announced level three of a five-step alert system on Mayon, meaning a hazardous eruption was likely after the 2,460-metre volcano famed for its near-perfect cone began belching ash, steam and lava this week.

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  • Not long before sunset I walked out across the gorse and bracken of Mayon Cliff on to the grassy headland and looked westwards, past the Longships lighthouse, a mile and a half out on its rocky reef, though it looks much closer.

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  • When I went out again on to Mayon Cliff there were spectacular columns of spray, dazzling white in the bright sunshine, where Atlantic waters met sheer cliffs of Cornish granite.

    Country diary: Land's End, Cornwall

  • They are also saying the Mayon volcano in the Phillippines is about to erupt!!

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