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Philippines Volcano Bring Threat Of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption

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Philippines Volcano Bring Threat Of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption

Philippines Volcano Bring Threat Of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption

This Sunday, authorities in the Philippines issued out a warning of a possible “volcanic tsunami” after a small volcano near the country’s capital erupted earlier in the day, shutting down the main international airport and causing tens of thousands to evacuate.

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According to The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology’s advisory, the Taal Volcano has been continuously blasting a column of steam, ash, and pebbles up to 9 miles into the sky. The danger level around Taal went up three notches on Sunday to “Alert Level 4,” by the volcanology institute. The advisory read, “This means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.”

Now, level 5, the highest, which means a hazardous eruption is underway and could affect a larger area. As of today, there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. However, authorities quickly moved to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of a lake, where the volcano lies along with thousands of more from nearby coastal towns, officials said.

Fox News reported that about 300,000 people were targeted to be moved to safety in Batangas overnight and in the next few days.

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