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Philippines lowers the alert level of Taal Volcano

The Philippines has lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, in a move that could allow many of the more than 376,000 villagers displaced by its activity to return home. A popular tourist destination just south of Manila because of its picturesque setting in the middle […]

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Philippines Taal Volcano: Steam, sulfur dioxide emissions rise drastically

Nearly two weeks since Alert Level 4 was raised for Taal Volcano in Batangas, the period of unrest continues. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its 8 am bulletin on Saturday, January 25, that “weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes” persisted from the main crater in the past 24 […]

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Horses that survived Taal Volcano eruption may end up in slaughterhouses

After surviving the eruption of Taal Volcano, horses rescued from the Volcano Island may end up in slaughterhouses, as butchers dangle thousands of pesos before their disaster-stricken owners to get their hands on the animals. Jay Tolentino, a volunteer veterinarians who takes care of rescued horses, on Tuesday asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) and […]

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Amidst lockdown, Taal Volcano evacuees return in batches to retrieve belongings

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from areas now under a security lockdown, and soldiers and police have been stopping desperate villagers from returning to retrieve belongings and save their poultry and cattle. Police have allowed batches of residents to check their homes for a few hours during the day in some high-risk […]

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Taal Volcano restiveness could ease in two weeks

The Taal volcano in the Philippines remained threatening despite  weaker emissions and fewer tremors, according to an official who advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone. Official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said on Friday that continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other […]

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Philippines President seeks Taal evacuees’ cooperation understanding

Malacañang Palace, the official workplace of the President of the Philippines pleaded for the cooperation and understanding of villagers who were asked to flee their homes, amid imminent threat of a hazardous eruption of restive Taal Volcano anytime soon. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the appeal a day after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation to […]

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Crops have turned gray in Philippines from ash spewed by Taal Volcano

Parts of the Philippines have turned gray after the Taal volcano spewed lava and ash into the sky this week. Thousands of people have fled the danger zone, as a massive eruption is awaited. The ash-fall that drifted from the volcano has damaged over $10.9 million worth of crops, the Department of Agriculture said, according to Reuters. […]

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Taal volcano crater completely disappeared after early explosive behaviour

The Taal volcano in the Philippines continued erupting on Thursday, albeit with less of the ash production seen earlier in the week. Scientists are monitoring the situation remotely, using ground and space instrumentation, to try to gauge what might happen next. The radar image on this page is the latest to come down from the Iceye […]

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In Pictures: Taal volcano eruption has left animals buried in ash

The violent eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has left images of a desolate landscape full of destroyed houses, a thick layer of ash and buried animal carcasses. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes that surrounded the country’s second most active volcano. Pictures showed residents lead frightened livestock to boats that float atop blackened waters. Although […]

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Philippines: Taal Volcano is spewing gases harmful to Humans, Plants and Animals

The ash and lava from the Taal Volcano in the Philippines is spewing tons of gases into the air. One of those gases is sulfur dioxide, which can have harmful effects on humans, animals and plants. In large enough quantities, sulfur dioxide can affect the Earth’s climate. On Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and […]

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Taal Volcano: Series of earthquakes fear fresh eruption

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated towns in the Philippines left covered in heavy grey ash by the eruption of a volcano, and the government  was planning to evacuate thousands more. The Taal volcano sent a plume of ash, steam and rock six to nine miles into the sky with a violent explosion on Sunday, and on Tuesday […]