•   
  •   

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

07:55  15 january  2020
07:55  15 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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

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

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

(Video by AFP)

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.

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

  Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage from Taal volcano’s eruption south of the capital that began Sunday. But clouds of ash blew more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) north, reaching the bustling capital, Manila, and forcing the shutdown of the country's main airport with more than 240 international and domestic flights cancelled so far.

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.

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

  Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital on Monday, as thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash. Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands. Clouds of ash blew more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the Taal volcano, reaching Manila, the bustling capital, and forcing the shutdown of the country's main airport, with more than 500 flights canceled so far.There have been no reports of casualties or major damage from the eruption, which began Sunday.

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) - 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

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

Photos: Volcano eruption in Philippines (Picture Services)

MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment against the climate crisis. We’re supporting those on the front line tackling the Australian bushfire crisis. Find out more about our campaign here.

Ryanair threatens legal action over bailout of 'billionaire-owned' Flybe .
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has threatened legal action against the government over its bailout of "billionaire-owned" Flybe.Mr O'Leary demanded in a letter to chancellor Sajid Javid that an air passenger duty "holiday" given to the struggling regional carrier should be extended to other airlines - or it would be in breach of state aid and competition rules.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 3
This is interesting!