Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:45
Latest updates as new cracks detected on the surface
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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2020-01-15T11: 45: 15,016Z
The couple marries when the Taal volcano bursts in behind them
A photographer captured the moment when a couple said “Yes, I want” when the Taal volcano erupted behind them.
“We are still looking for updates on social networks about the volcanic eruption,” said the wedding photographer.
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2020-01-15T11: 24: 39.896Z
The eruption of the volcano could leave victims with mental health problems for many years.
The eruption of the Taal volcano could leave victims with anxiety and depression in the coming years, writes Talya Meyers.
Aid groups and NGOs should be prepared to detect signs of trauma and other mental health problems, which may also have long-term effects on physical health.
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2020-01-15T11: 02: 28.220Z
‘Almost everything was destroyed’
A man who defied official warnings and returned to his village next to the volcano said there was complete devastation.
“Almost everything was destroyed,” said Christian Morales The Associated Press “If someone defied the orders and stayed, he would have been killed without a doubt. “
2020-01-15T10: 53: 54.080Z
New cracks on the surface.
According to scientists, cracks are emerging around the Taal volcano, which increases the likelihood of a large impending eruption.
Experts from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, or Phivolcs, said the threat level of the Taal volcano south of Manila remained at level 4 on Tuesday, one less than an active eruption.
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