Philippines Raises Alert Level After Taal Volcano Spews Ash
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. © 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.
MANILA — 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
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MANILA — 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.
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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.
It was on Sunday that the volcano Taal, located about 6 miles south of the Philippines capital Manila, began to shake and throw out ash and smoke. It can be interpreted as a major eruption in the coming weeks, TT writes. Hundreds were evacuated.
MANILA — A dramatic explosion of the Philippines ’ second-most-active volcano on Sunday prompted warnings of a possible “ volcanic tsunami ” as villagers The institute warned that the eruption could cause a “ volcanic tsunami ” and advised nearby communities to take precautions against possible
“The earthquakes were strong, and it felt like there was a monster coming out” as in the movies, said Cookie Siscar, who had left the area and was relaying a report from her husband, Emer, a poultry farmer, who was in their home in Batangas, which overlooks the volcano island.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised its alert level for Taal Volcano, indicating that a “hazardous eruption” was imminent.
The institute warned that the eruption could cause a “volcanic tsunami” and advised nearby communities to take precautions against possible surges from the lake that surrounds the volcano. About 6,000 people live on the island, and boats took residents to safety in Batangas early on Sunday.
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As the Taal volcano gets closer to eruption, 40,000 people have evacuated. Meanwhile, schools and government offices closed in Tagaytay.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology set the "alert level" at four, meaning a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. It advised residents across much of the country to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall.
The Taal volcano in the Philippines erupted on Sunday and prompted warnings of a so-called “ volcanic tsunami ” as numerous villagers were “ Eruptive activity at Taal Volcano Main Crater intensified as continuous eruption generated a tall 10-15 kilometer (6-10 mile) steam-laden tephra
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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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Authorities in the Philippines have warned that a " volcanic tsunami " may be possible after a small volcano near the country's capital erupted on Sunday, shutting down the main People watch as the Taal volcano spews ash and smoke during an eruption in Tagaytay, Cavite province south of Manila
Tens of thousands of people were ordered evacuated from the surrounding area, The Associated Press reported, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.that flights to and from it were suspended because of the eruption. Volcanic ash was seen “in the vicinity of the airport” and nearby air routes, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said.
The volcano island has been showing signs of activity since last March, and about three dozen eruptions have been recorded in recent history. Sitting on a lake that partly fills a caldera formed thousands of years ago, it is a popular attraction for tourists, who view it from a ridge in Cavite Province to the north.
Salvador Panelo, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, said the government was “closely monitoring the situation of Taal Volcano.”
“Concerned agencies of the national government are now working closely with the provincial government of Batangas to ensure the safety of the residents, including their evacuation,” Mr. Panelo said. “We advise the public to continue to remain vigilant.”
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Rea Torres, who is from the town of Dita in Batangas, said that when she went to check on the family residence, she felt tremors twice: “I felt as if the whole floor moved.”
“It is very scary,” she said, describing “ominous clouds above us” and thunder and lightning.
Last January, an eruption at the most active volcano in the island nation — the Mayon, in Albay Province, about 200 miles east of the Taal — prompted an alert level of four as it generated up to 1,600 feet of lava fountains and ash fell on two nearby villages.
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