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Philippines Taal Volcano Eruption: Lava Begins To Spew Amid Mass Evacuations

The 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.

January 13, 2020

Taal volcano spews ash on the volcano island in Talisay, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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Taal volcano spews ash on the volcano island in Talisay, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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Volcanic ash covers cars parked in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.

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Clouds of volcanic ash rise up from damaged trees in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A roof collapses on a pedicab as volcanic ash covers a village at Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A resident walks past structures and trees damaged by volcanic ash at Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A crate of soda bottles is covered with volcanic ash at Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A resident passes a house destroyed by volcanic ash in Boso-Boso, Batangas province, southern Philippine.

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Residents remove volcanic ash from their roofs in Boso-Boso, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A family rides their motorcycle through clouds of ash as they evacuate to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.

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Trees are covered with falling ash from the Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.

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An ash-covered vehicle drives down a muddy road as Taal volcano continues to erupt in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines. Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital as thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash. Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands.

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People look from Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash. Thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash as experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate more.

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A family evacuates to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.

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This image made available by Himawari-8 IR satellite via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the eruption of Taal volcano, south of Manila, Philippines. The small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila's international airport to shut down.

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People watch from Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash. Thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash as experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate more.

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A man walks through a cloud of volcanic ash as he evacuates to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Lemery, Batangas province, southern Philippines.

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A man walks through thick ash on a road from Taal volcano in Lemery, Batangas, southern Philippines.

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Plumes of smoke and ash rise from as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines.

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Taal Volcano spews ash and smoke during an eruption as seen from Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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People watch as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines.

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People watch as the Taal volcano spews ash and smoke during an eruption in Tagaytay, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines.

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A man uses an umbrella to shield him from ashfalls as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines.

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Lightning flashes as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines.

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Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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Residents walk in a cloud of ash as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. Red-hot lava gushed out of the Philippine volcano after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee en masse and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools.

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Taal Volcano spews ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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A man walks along ash fall covered plants and equipment as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila.

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A dog walks along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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Residents clean ash outside their homes as Taal Volcano still spews ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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Residents cleans ash fall from Taal Volcano's eruption in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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A man walks along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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Residents evacuate along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines.

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