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World Philippines Raises Alert Level After Taal Volcano Spews Ash

13:56  12 january  2020
13:56  12 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

  Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila 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.

The Philippines boosted the alert level on the Taal Volcano and recommended evacuation of at-risk areas as an eruption spews white plumes of smoke a Taal Volcano , about 100 kilometers south of capital Manila, is a Philippine tourist attraction, and is among the nation’s most active volcanos.

The Philippines ' Taal volcano has erupted, spewing a large column of steam and ash some 100 The plume darkened shortly afterwards, indicating that the steam was joined by actual volcanic ash . The alert level skyrocketed from 'abnormal' to 'magmatic unrest,' suggesting that the volcano might

(Bloomberg) -- The Philippines boosted the alert level on the Taal Volcano and recommended the evacuation of at-risk areas after an eruption that spewed white plumes of smoke a kilometer high.

TOPSHOT - People take photos of a phreatic explosion from the Taal volcano as seen from the town of Tagaytay in Cavite province, southwest of Manila, on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Bullit MARQUEZ / AFP) (Photo by BULLIT MARQUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)© Bullit MARQUEZ / AFP TOPSHOT - People take photos of a phreatic explosion from the Taal volcano as seen from the town of Tagaytay in Cavite province, southwest of Manila, on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Bullit MARQUEZ / AFP) (Photo by BULLIT MARQUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in the capital Manila, said it’s “temporarily suspended” flight operations. The eruption from the main crater has escalated, with earthquakes felt on the volcano island, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in an advisory Sunday as it raised the alert status to three from two.

Dark ash from volcano turns part of Philippines gray

  Dark ash from volcano turns part of Philippines gray Photos show crops, animals and people's homes covered in ash, which blanketed the Philippines earlier this week.The ash-fall that drifted from the volcano has damaged over $10.9 million worth of crops, the Department of Agriculture said, according to Reuters. Photos from the area show animals, plants, people and homes covered in the thick ash.

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 3 for the Taal Volcano in Batangas after a phreatic explosion on Sunday, January 12. Full story

► Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash | by Duterte Latest News. ► MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its

Taal Volcano, about 100 kilometers south of capital Manila, is a Philippine tourist attraction, and is among the nation’s most active volcanos.

The government seismology agency “strongly recommends” the evacuation of the island and “high-risk” villages in the towns of Agoncillo and Laurel, according to the statement. There is currently ashfall showering on the southwest sector of Taal, it said.

There’s “danger that the affected area will be bigger than the island,” Philvolcs Director Renato Solidum told radio station DZZM. “Airplanes shouldn’t fly through Taal and shouldn’t land where there is ash or where the ash will be blown.”

The entire volcano island is a permanent danger zone and communities around the Taal Lake shore should take precautionary measures, as well as be vigilant in case of lake-water disturbances, the agency said.

(Updates with suspended flights in paragraph two)

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Brooding Volcanic Monster Menaces the Philippines .
The gray ash is knee-deep. It covers the homes, the bloated cadavers of cows and horses, their limbs protruding at unnatural angles in the shadow of a sulking volcano that could re-explode at any moment. TAAL VOLCANO, Philippines — The gray ash is knee-deep. It covers the homes, the bloated cadavers of cows and horses, their limbs protruding at unnatural angles in the shadow of a sulking volcano that could re-explode at any moment.

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