Taal Volcano

  • Taal Volcano Feb 10

    PHOTOS: Taal Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava, Ash Over Philippines

    A volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila covered towns and cities in fine ash after it multiple eruptions, sending plumes of ash miles high above the sky. Authorities say the Taal Volcano is still active, with about 50 volcanic earthquakes detected on Tuesday, Jan. 14, alone.

  • Philippines Jan 26

    Philippine Volcano Alert Lowered; Thousands Return Home

    Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home....

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    A popular tourist destination just south of Manila because of its picturesque setting in the middle of a lake, Taal erupted on Jan. 12....

  • Philippines Jan 19

    The Philippines Looks for Safer Homes for Volcano Residents

    Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting volcano lies, warning that living there would be “like having a gun pointed at you.”...

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    Taal volcano has simmered with smaller ash ejections in recent days after erupting on Jan. 12 with a gigantic plume of steam and ash that drifted...

  • Philippines Jan 18

    Philippine Volcano Simmers, Officials Brace for Long Crisis

    Philippine officials said Saturday they’re bracing for a long crisis whether the Taal volcano erupts more disastrously or simmers precariously for weeks or months, as massive numbers of displaced villagers languish in emergency shelters....

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    Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said more than 900 villagers who fell ill have been treated, mostly for exposure to volcanic ash, in evacuation sites since the...

  • Taal Volcano Jan 14

    Ash Clouds, Lightning Caught in Time Lapse of Volcano Eruption

    Dramatic time lapse footage shot in the Philippines show lightning strikes amid a massive rising column of ash cloud as the Taal Volcano erupted on Jan. 12.

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