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    Posted May 6, 2013 by
    Legazpi City, Philippines
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Filipino iReporter Recamunda lives less than two kilometers from the volatile Mount Mayon volcano, which spewed ash and rocks early Tuesday, killing five climbers. When he saw smoke and ash belching from the volcano, one of the most active in the Philippines, he grabbed his camera and took these shots. "I live very close but we're used to eruptions," he says, "we're only affected by the ash cloud".
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Mayon Volcano in Albay Philippines belched out grayish smoke on May 7, 2012 at 8AM eminent of an eruption. Report from PHIVOLCS declared it as phreatic explosion. Radio reports of mountaineer-guide killed near the crater has yet to be verified. He is accompanying 3  german and 1 spanish  tourist-climbers.  Rescue operations are being organized by Director Raffy Alejandro of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Farmers tilling the area are also feared to have been affected. Ash fell on large areas of Guinobatan and Ligao Albay.


    The volcano last erupted on December 2009.

    This photo was taken at the fourth floor of our residence in Happy Homes Subdivision, Legazpi City.

    Reported by Engr. Bert Recamunda

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