The Mayon volcano erupted in the Philippines Tuesday, killing five climbers and injuring eight others. The Mayon volcano is about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila and has erupted about 40 times during the last 400 years.
A tsunami alert was in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing, most of them along the shore near the epicenter of the 6.9-magnitude quake that struck in a narrow strait just off Negros Island.
The Philippines Mayon volcano eruption, expected any day now, could pose lingering danger and keep farmers off their land for months. Many have sneaked back, only to be evacuated again.