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Mudflow threat builds with more lava, debris from Philippine volcano

The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of an erupting Philippine volcano where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way, authorities said Tuesday. Mount Mayon has spewed millions of tonnes of ash, rocks, lava and debris in less than three weeks, much of it loosely lodged on its burnt slopes and which experts warn could be dislodged by heavy rain. Activity continued overnight with "energetic lava effusion", while previously extruded lava was also collapsing on the crater, only to…