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Philippines Volcano Spouts Ash Plume February 26, 2016
Ash plume from Bulusan volcano
Ash soars above Bulusan volcano after a recent blast.
The Philippines’ Bulusan volcano spewed ash high above the south end of Luzon Island in a blast fueled by a buildup of steam inside the towering mountain.

The four-minute eruption was the first since a blast last June produced a similar ash plume.

Bulusan is considered the fourth-most-active volcano in the Philippines, behind Mayon, Taal and Kanlaon.

The country’s PHIVOLCS geophysical agency warned residents not to go inside the 3-mile permanent danger zone established because of the threat of sudden steam and ash explosions.

Photo: PHIVOLCS