The Taal volcano spewing ash and Lava, which leads to the blocking of Manila's airport. It is the evacuation threatens hundreds of thousands of people.
TALISAY/TAGAYTAY afp/ap/dpa/taz | More than 13,000 people in the Philippines have brought to the eruption of the volcano Taal in safety. Most had come in evacuation centers in the hard-hit province of Batangas and in the neighboring province of Cavite, under, police said. The authorities feared on Monday a mass evacuation with hundreds of thousands of people. Out of the 65 kilometers South of Manila, past the volcano spilled out lava flows and huge ash clouds, houses and roads in the Region rose were of ash and rock covered. The Wind drove the ash clouds to the North, to the metropolis of Manila. There were cancelled at the Ninoy Aquino international airport is 240 flights.
still further to the North of the airport, Clark Freeport, a former US air force base was first opened. The ash should rain but the flights there to hinder, he will also make preliminary sealing, announced the civil aviation authority.
authorities had warned on the weekend before an "explosive onset" of the volcano. The ash from the crater can cause respiratory problems, especially among the Youngest, and in people with already existing shortness of breath.
Over the crater of the volcano could be observed flash of similar light phenomena, for which even the experts had no explanation.
chunks of rock with a diameter of more than six inches down roared in the vicinity of the volcano. Schools, some authorities and the stock exchange of Manila remained on Monday as a precaution, closed. The flight operations, however, could be partially resumed.
The ash cloud rose on Sunday to a height of 15 kilometers. Since then, at least 50 tremors were counted. The Taal is one of the most active volcanoes in the East Asian island state. He was broken out according to the head of the Seismology Institute (Phivolcs), Renato Solidum, 1977 last.
Some residents could not leave their home villages due to lack of transport other, because to see through the ash and smoke scarcely anything was. "We have a Problem, our people have panic because of the volcano. You want to save your cattle, your pigs and herds of cattle,“ said the mayor of Balete, Wilson Maralit, the radio station DZMM. "We are trying to stop their return, and they warn that the volcano may erupt again at any time and you can meet."
Of Taal is located in the middle of a lake and because of its scenic beauty are very popular and a destination for people from Manila.
earthquakes and volcanic activity in the Philippines is not uncommon. The Islands lie on the so-called Pacific ring of fire, where tectonic plates beneath the earth's surface collide.
Last of the Mayon volcano drive in January 2018, tens of thousands of people to flee, after he had hurled millions of tons of ash, rocks and Lava into the air.
In the case of an eruption of mount Pinatubo, about a hundred kilometres North-West of Manila, came in 1991, more than 800 people have been killed.
Of Taal is to the Mayon is the second most active volcano in the South-East Asian island state. According to the Philippine Institute Phivolcs he erupted since the year 1572, a total of 33 Times. The date the outbreak was in 1911 – at the time, more than 1300 people died.Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 11:00