class="extiw" title="en:Pyroclastic_flows" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyroclastic_flows">Pyroclastic flows at Mayon Volcano, Philippines, 1984.Pyroclastic flows descend the south-eastern flank of Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Maximum height of the eruption column was 15 km above sea level, and volcanic ash fell within about 50 km toward the west. There were no casualties from the 1984 eruption because more than 73,000 people evacuated the danger zones as recommended by scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
(Photo and text courtesy of author, C.G. Newhall, Wikimedia Commons; Photo courtesy of the US Geological Survey (USGS)
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayon_Volcano">Mayon Volcano, the "perfect cone." is an active stratovolcano in the Philippines' province of Albay, the Bicol Region (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Four wonders from the Philippines are ranked among the top 77 official nominees to the New 7Wonder of Nature . The top 21 candidates will be announced in January 2009. The next stage is the final selection of the new 7 Wonders of Nature from the 21 finalist candidates. The magic 7 will be officially declared in the summer of 2010.
Live ranking update as of 28th May 2008:
1. Tubbataha Reef, ranked 4
2. Chocolate Hills, ranked 5
3. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Nat'l. Park, ranked 9
4. Mayon Volcano, ranked 11
Calling fellow countrymen to access the website 7Wonder of Nature and cast your vote.