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World Philippines volcano spews lava half-mile high, threatens to erupt again as flights grounded

09:20  15 january  2020
09:20  15 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Stunning photos show a huge volcanic eruption in the Philippines spewing smoke and ash into the sky, as experts warn of a possible tsunami

  Stunning photos show a huge volcanic eruption in the Philippines spewing smoke and ash into the sky, as experts warn of a possible tsunami The Taal volcano in the Philippines began spewing lava on Monday morning local time. This came a day after the volcano emitted a 1 km (0.6 mile) plume of ash, covering the surrounding area in blanket of volcanic dust. There were no immediate reports of injuries. A total of 450,000 people are said to be based in the 14 km danger zone surrounding the volcano. As of Monday 6 a.m. local time 7,700 people had already been sent to around 38 evacuation zones. See the Insider homepage for more stories.

Philippines Volcano Could Erupt Again , Hundreds of Thousands Urged to Evacuate. The Taal Volcano south of the Philippines capital blasted lava fountains a half - mile into Fish contaminated by high sulfur levels could cause stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea, the Department of Health said.

A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of ash and volcanic debris at

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A volcanic eruption in the Philippines continues to spew lava half a mile into the sky, creating lightning bolts, and threatening to erupt again even as tens of thousands of people continue to flee the region and hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed.

Lava fountains spurting from the Taal Volcano generated tall dark gray, steam-laden plumes that drifted to the general southwest, and experts are predicting continued eruptive activity, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a bulletin.

Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital

  Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital. Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially triggering a tsunami.

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of ash and volcanic debris at

The Philippines ' Taal volcano has erupted , spewing a large column of ash which prompted raised alert levels and the evacuation of nearby communities. The alert level skyrocketed from 'abnormal' to 'magmatic unrest,' suggesting that the volcano might even spew some lava .

The alert level since the eruption began Sunday has been a 4, indicating a hazardous eruption is possible in hours to days. (Level 5, the highest, means such an eruption is underway.)

Fallen branches covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez © Thomson Reuters Fallen branches covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Philippine Seismic Network recorded a total of 49 volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region in an 8-hour time frame beginning in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and the Institute warned that intense seismic activity coupled with fissuring beneath the Earth's surface could also trigger another eruption.

Overall, there have been 350 volcanic earthquakes recorded near Taal since Sunday, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to reports by The Associated Press.

Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in Philippines

  Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in Philippines  A dramatic explosion of the Philippines’ second-most-active volcano on Sunday prompted warnings of a possible “volcanic tsunami” as villagers were evacuated and nearby communities were advised to take precautions against any lake water surges. The explosion, which sent a plume of ash half a mile into the air, came months after the volcano — Taal, about 40 miles south of Manila — began exhibiting a state of unrest. Tremors were felt on the volcano’s island and in villages around the nearby town of Agoncillo in Batangas Province, and booming noises from the volcano raised fears among residents.

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of

Philippines : Taal Volcano spews ash — in pictures. 'Explosive eruption '. Taal is one of the world's The Taal Volcano in the Philippines began spewing lava on Monday as authorities warned of "We're trying to stop them from returning and warning that the volcano can explode again anytime

Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez © Thomson Reuters Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Areas around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall, which has blanketed the region in thick gray matter. More than 38,000 people have been relocated so far to more than 200 evacuation centers.

BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 13: Villager are seen as they look at Taal volcano erupting in Batangas, Philippines on January 13, 2020. (Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) © 2020 Anadolu Agency BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 13: Villager are seen as they look at Taal volcano erupting in Batangas, Philippines on January 13, 2020. (Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In addition, more than 500 international and domestic flights were canceled or delayed due to the overnight airport closure, affecting about 80,000 passengers, airport manager Ed Monreal told The Associated Press.

The Insititute warned aircraft to avoid the airspace around the Taal Volcano, as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from the eruption columns pose hazards to planes in the air.

A couple in the Philippines say 'I do' as a volcano erupts in the background

  A couple in the Philippines say 'I do' as a volcano erupts in the background A couple in the Philippines went ahead with their wedding Sunday despite the eruption of a volcano spewing ash into the sky behind them. Chino and Kat Vaflor were tying the knot at a venue 16km from the Taal Volcano when wedding photographer Randolf Evan captured dramatic shots of the couple with the ash plume seemingly overhead.The Taal Volcano, about 59 kilometres south of Manila on the island of Luzon, erupted in the afternoon, forcing residents to evacuate as experts warned that another "hazardous explosive eruption" is possible.

Taal volcano is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as thousands of TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) - A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava half a Scientists say new fissures in the ground and frequent earthquakes indicate rising magma.

Tagaytay, Philippines – A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of

Pictures: Volcano eruption in Philippines


Philippines keeps guard on deadly volcano eruption amid quakes .
The Philippines maintained its second-highest alert for Taal as the deadly volcano continued to generate weak explosions and earthquakes a week after it started emitting ash and steam. More than 162,000 people have fled their homes and are staying in 475 evacuation centres, according to the disaster risk management office of Batangas province, where Taal is located. Activity at the volcano, 65 kilometres (40 miles) south of the capital Manila, escalated on Jan. 12 and its current alert level indicates a hazardous eruption is possible within hours or days.Farm damage has reached 3.17 billion pesos ($62.

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