A lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPAA lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPA
A lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPA

Explainer |
Taal Volcano is the most deadly in the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 in its history. How big is its latest eruption?

  • Thousands have been evacuated and Manila’s airport has been closed after a cloud of volcanic ash blew 65km north to the capital
  • Sunday’s explosion, described as ‘a magmatic eruption’, could yet develop into a more violent, destructive blast
Topic |   Taal Volcano
A lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPAA lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPA
A lightning strike over Taal Volcano during its eruption. Photo: EPA
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