Taal, a volcano near the Philippines capital Manila, has just erupted a 15-kilometer-high pillar of smoke, causing thousands of people to be evacuated, flights canceled and local governments officially issued a warning about volcanoes. eruptions as well as the risk of tsunamis caused by earthquakes.
Taal is on the list of still active volcanoes in the Philippines, located 72 km south of Manila. The area around Taal vibrated with each other as the volcano awoke, and the dust rising from the crater caused the phenomenon. volcanic lightning deadly beautiful.
The Philippine Seismic and Volcanic Institute (Phivolcs) raises the alert level from 4 to 5 – a dangerous level means people must be ready to face “Toxic eruptions may occur over the next few hours or days”. Phivolcs also warned that tsunami, hot and toxic material erupting from volcanoes will affect the vicinity of Taal volcano, which is a famous tourist destination.
Currently, a total of 8,000 people have been evacuated from the volcanic island and many towns within the affected areas have also been relocated. By Sunday evening local time, at least 6,000 people have reached a safe place. The dust from Taal flew all the way to Manila, causing flights to and from the international airport to stop. It is likely that the airport will not resume operation next Monday, as the ashes still fall on the runway.
Many people received the news of the volcano erupting with excited eyes, saying that the volcano is still the most popular active second in the Philippines, it must not be strange.
Jon Patrick Yen, a gourmet is dining at a restaurant in Tagaytay – a famous Taal volcanic viewing spot: “We were having lunch when we saw an earthquake. We saw the volcano begin to erupt, then it rained and the gravel fell on the ground. I wasn’t ready to witness this spectacular sight, we just came here to enjoy the food.”
Refer to Guardian