MANILA - The Mayon Volcano near the Philippine capital erupted Tuesday, killing four German climbers and their local guide. The BBC reported that they were hit by falling rocks. “Small phreatic event” is how it was characterized by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
This time, the mountain only spat ash and rocks for about 73 seconds, but things can turn scary very quickly if the local population or tourists are ill-prepared.
Similar warnings go out to folks in hot spots around the world....