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The Philippines blocks the area around Taal volcano

Taal volcano in Batangas province, Philippines sprayed ashes on January 13, 2020. Photo: THX / TTXVN

Speaking to the press, Philippine Deputy Interior Minister Epimaco Densing said the ministry was instructing the civil defense forces to blockade the dangerous area within 14 km around Taal volcano, not allowing people to go to Canopy returns home daily for safety reasons.

More than 110,000 people have been displaced in evacuation centers since the Taal volcano was resumed on January 12. However, many people are still allowed to return home to get their belongings, feed them and clean their homes.

Seismologists warned that the Taal volcano could be about to erupt more strongly, threatening the lives of those present in dangerous areas.

According to scientists, continuing earthquakes and continued volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide gas could be signs that the lava inside the volcano is working hard and could create a major explosion. .

Earlier, the Taal volcano began to operate on January 12, spraying a sky column of ashes millions of kilometers high covering the region, prompting aviation authorities to temporarily suspend operations at the main international airport. the capital, Manila, forced hundreds of flights to cancel and trapped tens of thousands of tourists.

Manila capital was almost paralyzed, schools and government agencies were closed, while the stock market also stopped trading. People around the volcano had to leave their homes and pets after being warned of a “strong eruption” that occurred at any time.

Taal is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, frequently subject to earthquakes and volcanoes due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Taal volcano has erupted more than 30 times in the past five centuries, most recently in 1977. A 1911 eruption killed 1,500 people and a 1754 eruption lasted two months in a row.

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