On This Day . . . Mayon Volcano

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On this day in 1814, the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines, wiping out towns and villages and killing roughly 1200 people.  The volcano is still active, with recorded episodes of destruction dating back as far as 1616.  The 1814 explosion, however, remains its deadliest event.

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