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Taal Volcano in Philippines spews ash

Cloud of volcanic ash spewing high into the air, with lightning in the cloud.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | This photo – by Arjen San Miguel, posted to EarthSky by Bob Flecknell – shows the view on Sunday.

Schools and businesses are shut across Manila in the Philippines today (January 13, 2020) as Taal Volcano – about 70 km (45 miles) to the south – spewed ash for a second day. The clouds of ash are blanketing the city. Thousands are being evacuated. There are reports of red-hot lava gushing from the volcanic crater, which is in the middle of a lake. Seismologists warn an eruption could happen at any time, potentially triggering a tsunami. Read more from Reuters.

Bottom line: January 12, 2020 photo of clouds of ash spewing from Taal Volcano in the Philippines.

January 13, 2020
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