Press "Enter" to skip to content

Ashes and steam: Spectacular photos of Philippines’ Taal volcano eruption

Taal, a very small volcano close to the Philippine capital Manila, generally attracts many tourists because of its scenic atmosphere at a lake. On Sunday that it belched steam, ash, and stones forcing visitors to flee for security under tough conditions of poor visibility and lack of transport.

Clouds of ash blew way northwest, reaching Manila and causing the shut down of its airport with a few flights briefly suspended.

Although there have been no reports of casualties or significant damage from the eruption, experts still warn about the uncertainty of this circumstance.

Taal, among the world’s tiniest volcanoes, is one of two dozen active volcanoes in the Philippines, which is located along a seismically active area, the so-called Pacific’Ring of Fire’.