most active volcano
Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Since
1616 there were 47 eruptions.
1616 until 2002 at least 1300 people died and thousands of people got
homeless as a result of all the eruptions. The most recent eruptions were in 1947,
1984 and 1993. In 1993 the activity
started with explosions. Half an hour later, flows of lava
flows (flows with
mixtures of hot, dry rock fragments and hot gases.
They flows may result from
the explosive eruption of molten or solid rock fragments, or both) came out of
the crater in the top of the volcano. It killed 68 people and 60.000
people had to be evacuated.
lost village of Cagsawa
In 1818 enormous flows of lava
came over the village of Cagsawa. The whole village disappeared under
the layers of 'lava' and 'pyroclastic flows'. Only the the top of the church reminds of the period
that once there was a village.