Taal: The ‘very small but dangerous volcano’

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TAAL is one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes.

Over the past few days, it’s begun spewing lava, triggering earthquakes and emitting huge plumes of ash that have spread across the island of Luzon and beyond.

Scientists fear a bigger “hazardous eruption” is imminent.

Taal is tiny, as volcanoes go, but it has been deadly before. And according to Renato Solidum, the head of the Philippines’ Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) , it is “very small but a dangerous volcano”.

So what is it about Taal that has got people so worried?

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51087672

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