The eruption of the Taal volcano.

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The eruption of the Taal volcano, in the Philippines, in shocking images. Image Credit: by Eloísa López / Reuters, 2020.

The eruption of the Taal volcano, in the Philippines, in shocking images. Image Credit: by Eloísa López / Reuters, 2020.

The eruption of the Taal volcano, in the Philippines, produces shocking images.

TThe rising smoke and ashes hinder visibility and the death of a motorist is already recorded. The mountain rises 66 kilometers from Manila, the capital of Philipines in the Southeast Asia. The Taas volcano is located in the middle of a lake. Unusual fishing: pulled a 50-year-old and almost 160 kilos fish that is in danger of extinction one A dark gray mantle covers part of the dazzling landscape of mountains, lakes and abundant vegetation of the northern Philippines, because of the sources of ash and steam thrown by the Taal volcano, located 66 kilometers from Manila, the capital of the country.

The eruptions began on Monday, January 13, one day after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of an “imminent dangerous eruption” – followed by a possible “volcanic tsunami”, by the expulsion of lava – and raised the alert level from 1 to 4, on a scale maximum of 5. In the last 24 hours there were a hundred earthquakes of volcanic origin, 32 of which presented a strong intensity.

The authorities reported the death of a motorist and three injured, as a result of an accident caused by poor visibility generated by thick columns of smoke, ashes that reached over a thousand meters high and lightning strikes. More than 16,000 inhabitants of the area near the volcano – especially the island towns Agoncillo and Laurel – were evacuated so far. In this first moment.

At the same time, Dozens of commercial stores, public offices and schools closed. In this first moment, Manila and Clark Ninoy Aquino airports suspended their operations due to lack of adequate visibility, but they have already partially resumed activities after 200 flights were canceled. Until the previous explosion, produced in October 1977, the Taal erupted 33 times since 1572, making it the second most active volcano in the Philippines. The greatest tragedy caused by the Taal volcano occurred in 1911, when more than 1,300 fatalities were counted. Near Tagaytay and Batangas, a lake surrounds the Taal, whose crater houses – in turn – another lake, a destination for excursions made by thousands of tourists per year.

 

Information and Images are shared from an Article sourced in Reuters, on January 13th, 2020. Images Credit: Eloísa López, derrickquibael / Reuters – Ted Aljibe / AFP – Aaron Favila, Bullit Márquez, Bogie Calupitan / AP – Ezra Acayan / Getty Images, January 13th, 2020.


 

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