Mayon Volcano in Phillipines Causes Evacuations – See in Google Earth

Mayon Volcano Phillipines in Google EarthAbout 35,000 people near the Mayon Volcano in the Phillipines are being evacuated after at least 6 blasts were heard and a huge cloud of dust and ash was shooting into the sky this morning. From the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology: “Beautifully symmetrical Mayon volcano, which rises to 2,462 m above the Albay Gulf, is the Philippines’ most active volcano. The structurally simple volcano has steep upper slopes that average 35-40 degrees and is capped by a small summit crater. ” See this BBC Story (which includes pictures). Here are several useful resources for seeing this volcano in Google Earth:

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Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


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