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Philippine volcano still ‘life threatening’ despite lull

Philippine volcano still ‘life threatening’ despite lull

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A Philippine official says an erupting volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions of steam and ash and fewer tremorsBy AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 17, 2020, 7:34 AM3 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- An erupting Philippine volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, an official said Friday and advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone. The Taal volcano emitted weaker ash and steam explosions Thursday and Friday, the sixth day of its eruption. But despite the seeming lull, continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other signs indicate magma is moving beneath, said Maria Antonia Bornas, an official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. “When there
Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

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A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as tens of thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ashBy JOEAL CALUPITAN and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 14, 2020, 10:05 AM4 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Government work was suspended and schools were closed in a number of towns and cities, including Manila, because of the health risks from the ash. Hundreds of flights were canceled of delayed, affecting tens of thousands of passengers. The continuous restivene...