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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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Couple wed with volcano erupting in the background

A couple who ignored a volcano warning to push ahead with their wedding captured some truly unique photos of the day after it erupted as they walked down the aisle. Chino Valfor and his new bride Kat had been making plans for eight years to tie the knot at Savannah Farm in the Philippines at […]

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Taal volcanic eruption forces half a million people to flee in Philippines

Philippine authorities have urged a “total evacuation” of nearly half a million people near the capital Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles (14 kilometers) into the air Sunday prompting warnings of a possible “explosive eruption.” The Taal Volcano, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) south of the capital Manila on the island of […]