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Taal volcano emits ash, threatening more eruption

Updated : 2020-01-19 14:19:28

The Taal volcano near the Philippine capital emitted more ash clouds on Saturday, posing the threat of another eruption. The ash and steam explosions have gotten weaker after seven days of eruption. But despite the seeming lull, factors such as 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 Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

People watch as Taal Volcano erupts, in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines. A tiny volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake belched steam, ash and rocks in a huge plume Sunday, prompting thousands of residents to flee and officials to temporarily suspend flights. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
People watch as Taal Volcano erupts, in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines. A tiny volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake belched steam, ash and rocks in a huge plume Sunday, prompting thousands of residents to flee and officials to temporarily suspend flights. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents evacuate as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents evacuate as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A dog walks along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A dog walks along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A family rides their motorcycle through clouds of ash as they evacuate to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines. Red-hot lava is gushing from the volcano after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced residents to flee and shut down Manila’s airport, offices and schools. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A family rides their motorcycle through clouds of ash as they evacuate to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines. Red-hot lava is gushing from the volcano after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced residents to flee and shut down Manila’s airport, offices and schools. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A family evacuates to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A family evacuates to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An ash-covered vehicle drives down a muddy road as Taal volcano continues to erupt in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An ash-covered vehicle drives down a muddy road as Taal volcano continues to erupt in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Leila de Castro carries a statue of the baby Jesus which she recovered from the house of her sister as she walks on a road covered with volcanic ash in Boso-Boso, Batangas province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Leila de Castro carries a statue of the baby Jesus which she recovered from the house of her sister as she walks on a road covered with volcanic ash in Boso-Boso, Batangas province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A resident clears volcanic ash from his roof in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A resident clears volcanic ash from his roof in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A statue of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal is covered in volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas province. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A statue of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal is covered in volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas province. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A motorcycle rider drives along a street as the wind blows volcanic ash from Taal volcano at a deserted town in Lemery, Batangas province. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A motorcycle rider drives along a street as the wind blows volcanic ash from Taal volcano at a deserted town in Lemery, Batangas province. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An injured horse that was rescued from the volcano island of Taal stays near the shore as it rests at Talisay. Taal 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. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An injured horse that was rescued from the volcano island of Taal stays near the shore as it rests at Talisay. Taal 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. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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