More than 40,000 people have fled a potential “explosive eruption” of the Taal volcano, which threw lava and ash columns near the Philippine capital since Sunday.

Volcanologists have warned that an eruption could rain rocks and magma and cause a tsunami from the lake where the volcano is located.

Meanwhile, the thick ash fall of the volcano has involved many cities in the province of Batangas causing damage to crops worth millions of dollars. Ash clouds blew 62 miles to Manila, forcing hundreds of flights to cancel.

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