Thousands evacuate as Philippine volcano rumbles

A volcano near the Philippine capital Manila spewed a massive cloud of ash into the sky on Sunday, forcing the precautionary evacuation of thousands of residents. Government seismologists recorded magma moving towards the crater of Taal, one of the country’s most active volcanoes located 65 kilometres  south of Manila. According to the chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Taal’s last eruption was in 1977. 

A kilometre-high column of ash was visible and several volcanic tremors were felt within the vicinity of the volcano, which is popular among tourists for its scenic view.

Source: Express Tribune