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World Dark ash from volcano turns part of Philippines gray

02:05  16 january  2020
02:05  16 january  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

Philippines Raises Alert Level After Taal Volcano Spews Ash

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Parts of the Philippines have turned gray after the Taal volcano spewed lava and ash into the sky this week. Photos document the effects of volcanic ash in the Philippines . One particular photo has gained widespread attention. It shows farmer Jack Imperial with his destroyed pineapple crops, which

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark gray .

Parts of the Philippines have turned gray after the Taal volcano spewed lava and ash into the sky this week. Nearly 44,000 people have fled the nine-mile danger zone around the volcano, as a massive eruption is expected. 

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. 

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.

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. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat who represents part of Tucson and Sierra Vista, said she suffered a "serious fall" last week.

The Philippines ' Taal volcano has erupted, spewing a large column of ash which prompted raised alert levels and the evacuation of nearby communities. The plume darkened shortly afterwards, indicating that the steam was joined by actual volcanic ash .

Photos document the effects of volcanic ash in the Philippines

One particular photo has gained widespread attention. It shows farmer Jack Imperial with his destroyed pineapple crops, which are no longer green. The fruit now looks like charcoal. 

Imperial told Reuters this is the first time he has experienced such devastation in his 17 years as a framer. 

"We will not be able to harvest the pineapples that are already due for harvesting," he said. "We just have to accept that we will incur a loss. Even if we are able to harvest some pineapples, if customers are scared to come because of the eruption, the pineapples would just end up rotting." 

The ash has also effected other farmers growing pineapples, bananas and coffee nearby, Reuters reports.

Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in Philippines

  Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in Philippines 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.

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark gray . Imperial said his chances of salvaging produce from his 1-hectare (2.5-acre)

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 This farmer in the Philippines woke up to gray pineapples after the Taal volcano spewed ash and lava into the sky earlier this week.

Philippine volcano spews lava, ash for 3rd day, 30,000 flee

  Philippine volcano spews lava, ash for 3rd day, 30,000 flee TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava, ash and steam and trembled constantly Tuesday on the third day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption, officials warned as tens of thousands of people fled ash-blanketed villages in the danger zone. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark gray . Imperial said his chances of salvaging produce from his 1-hectare (2.5-acre) farm were small and, in any case, there.

With Taal Volcano showing signs of an impending eruption, local authorities have issued an evacuation order. Taal has not erupted in decades, but one catastrophic event in Residents watched from afar as Taal Volcano in the Philippines spewed smoke to heights of up to 15 kilometers (9 miles) on Sunday.

The ash is threatening more than just crops. People have been advised to wear masks to protect from the ash, but supplies of the face coverings were running out, even in the capital, Manila. The sprawling capital city is only about 50 miles north of the volcano.

Photos show animal carcass buried in ash and residents trying to save other animals, hoisting some into boats to get them to safety.

Entire towns have been blanketed with the soot, and the Philippine government is implementing lock-downs in some towns surrounding the volcano. No casualties have been reported so far.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level and warned that a hazardous eruption could take place any time. Authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. 

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