28 February, 2011

M167-85: Mt. Mayon Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon in Albay, which is famous for its "perfect cone." Local folklore refers the volcano as Bulkang Magayon (Bikol for Beautiful Volcano).

Mayon is an active stratovolcano and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years.

M167-85: Mt. Mayon Postcard

TRIVIA:
First recorded major eruption - 1616
Most destructive eruption - February 1, 1814 - buried the town of Cagsawa (2,200 people perished)
Longest uninterrupted eruption - June 23, 1897 which lasted for seven days of raining fire

SOURCE:
Mayon Volcano Wikipedia Entry

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