The most active volcano in the Philippines, called Mayon, is in danger of a major eruption. It’s been spewing ash for two weeks and, starting this week, it’s started sending out lava as well. The Philippines are in the so-called ring of fire, where tectonic plates mean that earthquakes and volcanos are a fact of life. Still, that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Thousands who live nearby have fled, and the threat level is up to four out of five — when five means that a major eruption is taking place. Here’s what’s happening.

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Source:: Theverge – Science

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