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This is Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay. I remember trekking this scenic area in a rented motorbike. For the whole afternoon during my visit, I took so many pictures of the volcano but it was covered with clouds. Finally the clouds cleared as the sun began setting down.

Mayon is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. Many consider it as one of the world's most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. The current cone was formed through pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions. Mayon is perhaps the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years. I keep asking my cousin who lives in the area to move.

Mayon is located on a convergent boundary between the Eurasian and the Philippine Plate. Like other volcanoes located around the rim of the Pacific Ocean, Mayon is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

I have posted the prequel of this image at tl.

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