Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA
Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA

Taal Volcano eruption: Philippine government fears repeat of Pinatubo disaster that killed 847 people

  • The chief state seismologist said Taal’s volcanic activity had previously lasted a few days but in one instance it had gone on for seven months
  • Officials also sought to dissuade vendors from selling protective face masks at inflated prices after cloud of volcanic ash blew north to Manila

Topic |   Taal Volcano
Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA
Ash spews into the air from Taal Volcano. Photo: EPA
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