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Old 12th Jan 2020, 20:17
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Taal Volcano

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as Taal volcano spews ash

A volcano near the Philippines capital has spewed ash up to nine miles (15km) into the sky, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a possible explosive eruption and volcanic tsunami.

Taal volcano, one of the country’s most active, is in the middle of a lake about 45 miles south of Manila. As tremors shook the area on Sunday, volcanic lightning flickered in the column of steam and ash. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised its alert level to 4 out of 5 – meaning “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days”. Phivolcs also warned of possible hazards of a volcanic tsunami and rapid currents of hot gas and volcanic matter that could hit areas around Lake Taal, a popular weekend getaway from Manila.

Evacuation of about 8,000 residents from the volcano island and other high-risk towns is under way, with about 6,000 already out of the danger zone by early Sunday evening, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council told reporters. Ash fell as far away as Manila, prompting the suspension of flights at the capital’s busy international airport. General manager Ed Monreal said the suspension would continue into Monday because there was ash on the runway.......

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Old 14th Jan 2020, 13:31
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hi, I saw a picture of a couple of airplanes in Manila that were covered with ash.
Wondering if anyone noticed something during flight ? Smelled sulfur - has dust in the cockpit or whatever ?
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