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LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) - Lava trickled from Mayon volcano Feb. 7, but the combination

of a high tide and full moon did not bring about the devastating eruption that volcanologists

had feared.

Nevertheless, the Philippines institute of volcanology and seismology said Mayon

remained unstable and signs pointed to an eruption within days or weeks.

More than 3,000 people crowed into 35 emergency shelters set up after the volcano

spewed ash and debris on Feb. 2. At least 68 people were killed in that mild eruption.

Provincial health officials said chicken pox and other diseases had broken out among

the refugees, partly because of a shortage of clean water.

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