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    MAYON VOLCANO & SURROUNDING AREA, PHILIPPINES

    Mayon volcano, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south east of Manila, has continued to erupt for the sixth successive day (September 14) sending smoke, ash and lava hundreds of metres (yards) into the air.

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    1. SV Volcano erupting at night. 0.16
    2. GV Daylight volcano erupting with smoke and lava. (2 SHOTS) 0.30
    3. GV Smoke over village. 0.33
    4. SVs People being evacuated on trucks and trucks being unloaded. (6 SHOTS) 0.54
    5. SVs Children with families and belongings walking to centre. (3 SHOTS) 1.03
    6. GV Volcano spurting lava. 1.09
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    Background: MAYON VOLCANO & SURROUNDING AREA, PHILIPPINES

    Mayon volcano, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south east of Manila, has continued to erupt for the sixth successive day (September 14) sending smoke, ash and lava hundreds of metres (yards) into the air. Relief officials believe some seventeen thousand people have been evacuated from the area and the numbers have risen as people have fled from villages on foot, in trucks or water buffalo-pulled carts. Successive explosions have ripped through the 2,462 metre-high mountain (8,100 feet) and scientists have warned villagers in outlying areas that landslides may follow as rain has been falling. Rice fields, coconut plantations and fruit orchards for kilometres (miles) around Mayon have been blanketed with grey ash. The intermittent rainfall has hampered evacuation efforts and Philippines Institute of Volcanology has warned the rain may dislodge ash and other volcanic material from Mayon's upper slopes. The volcano buried a whole town and killed 1,200 people in its worst recorded eruption in 1814, but caused no casualties when it last erupted in 1978.

    Source: MAHARLIKA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, MANILA (MBS-4)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XW0L1PA3F0CKTXTNXAL1T8WF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XW0L1PA3F0CKTXTNXAL1T8WF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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