Mayon volcano in Albay province has been erupting since June 24 and is likely to have a major eruption within days. Some 45,000 people have been evacuated from villages on the mountain’s slopes and at its base. Curious travelers should heed the warnings and stay out of the official four mile danger zone; further, mudflows and other volcanic debris can travel well beyond the base of the mountain along rivers and gullies, and travelers should steer clear of such areas.