Taal volcano: Lava spews as 'hazardous eruption' feared - BBC News

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Taal volcano: Lava spews as 'hazardous eruption' feared - BBC News 5

A volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing lava, as authorities warn that a "hazardous eruption" is possible "within hours or days".

In the early hours of Monday, a weak flow of lava began seeping out of Taal volcano - located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila.

It comes after it emitted a huge plume of ash, triggering the mass evacuation of 8,000 people from the area.

Taal is the Philippines' second most active volcano.

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My thoughts are with the people of Philippines ❤

Author — Susan


Please pray for the Philippines, Australia and other countries facing natural calamities.

Author — Augustus RM


New Zealand. Mexico. Philippines. The world's volcanoes are fuming.

Author — Lord Night Villain


The fascinating thing about Taal Volcano is that it is a volcano within a lake that is actually at the centre of another ancient volcano crater. So that mountain ridge where the reporter is standing is actually the crater's edge of another massive volcano. Gusty to be hanging around there right now. It is very sad indeed, such a beautiful place.

Author — Angus


Quiboloy forgot his remote control to stop volcanic eruptions

Author — master AJR


The Earth has gone mad! Let's all pray for all the people getting affected by natural calamities all over the world. Thank you for all your prayers UK 🇬🇧❤🇵🇭🙏

Author — CJ Llego


Then stupid people posing as tourists will go there and will inadvertently get killed and we will be expected to commiserate
Let's hope the residents are safe

Author — Tseleng Botlhole


1:23 "pinapple groves" - looks like coconut trees to me. I always admire the acuracy of BBC news, so this minor slip-up caught my attention. :p This eruption reminds me a lot of the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption in my home state of Washinton, where I could see the ash plume from Seattle. Now I am living in Mindanao, far south of the Taal volcano... but can't help but admire the resiliance of the Philippine people during these natural disasters.

Author — Paul Kassens


A lot has been happening, looking forward for this year

Author — S e l e n e


1:06 *New Clark City* is the name of the greater area where *Clark International Airport* is located.

Author — Pencil BFB


And there's even a vid of a tourist swimming in the main creater's lake a week before the volcano errupted.

Author — sweetpotato 13


My thoughts and prayers are with the Philippines 🙏✝️🙏🏼✝️

Author — Carol Canuso


24km from my house. Smoke still visible until now. Ash still falling the sky. Everyone is wearing some kind of mask to protect themselves from harmful substances from the ash falls. Also cancelled flights, class and work suspensions all over the region Manila and CALABARZON. Gov't agencies expecting more erruptions to come, lava flow has been minimal. Multiple earthquakes from around the country have been reported through out the day. Pictures of the said natural phenomenon has been utterly beautiful but so destructive at the same time.

Author — rod axel


We are running out of n95 masks. Don't mind us adults we can use a wet cloth but we have kids 😭

Author — K To Z


Crazy, was at the top of that few years ago hitting golf balls into the crater

Author — Adam iron


It's sort of acting like Krakatoa which was also an island volcano. Acted up for months before suddenly exploding.

Author — 100forks


Please pray for my country god bless all...

Author — Romeo Katigbe


The Bible says whenever it gets closer to the ends of the world there will be more natural disasters than usual

Author — Joey Reyes


The lake he was talking is actually the caldera surrounding

Author — Blue Sekai Gamer


The lightnings were beautiful, but destructive

Author — Maya Morena