Incredible Photos Show The Eruption Of A Volcano In The Philippines That Has Forced Thousands To Flee - Too Interesting

Incredible Photos Show The Eruption Of A Volcano In The Philippines That Has Forced Thousands To Flee

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the ongoing eruption has sent a plume of ash and smoke about 6 to 9 miles into the sky.

One of the Philippines’ most active volcanos erupted Sunday, spewing a massive plume of ash and steam miles high and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the area.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert status for the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Batangas province south of Manila to a level 4 out of 5 and said that a “hazardous explosive eruption” was possible within hours to days.

The eruption has created a 6 to 9-mile-tall plume with volcanic lightning that showered ashfall as far north as Quezon City, which lies more than 60 miles away northeast of the country’s capital. Volcanic tremors have also been felt in the region.

Authorities were working to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of the lake where the volcano is located, as well as tens of thousands more from areas near the lake’s shore, according to the Associated Press. Authorities feared the eruption could also prompt a tsunami, given the volcano’s location, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

All flights to and from the Manila airport were suspended because of ash clouds affecting nearby air traffic routes, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said.

These pictures show the eruption and how people are evacuating.

 
 

        People in the city of Tagaytay, south of Manila, watch as the Taal Volcano spews ash and smoke during the eruption
People in Tagaytay take photos of the massive plume of ash and steam from the Taal Volcano.

 
A man uses an umbrella to shield him from ashfalls in Tagaytay.

 
People in Tagaytay evacuate.

 
Plumes of smoke and ash rise above Tagaytay as the Taal Volcano erupts.

 
Lightning flashes as the volcano erupts.

 
People watch the eruption from the city of Tagaytay.

 
Residents evacuate Tagaytay.
source : buzzfeednews.com

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