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Taal volcano’s eruption in Philippines may last weeks

Christian Fernsby |
Taal volcano could spew lava and ash for weeks, local authorities have warned, affecting thousands of people who have already fled their homes.

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Topics: TAAL    VOLCANO    PHILIPPINES   

Renato Solidum, head of the Philippines' seismological agency, said Taal's previous eruptions have gone on for as long as months so it is impossible to predict an end to the current activity.

The warning of a potentially catastrophic "explosive eruption" may remain in place for weeks, depending on developments, he said.

“We have a protocol of waiting for several days, sometimes two weeks, to make sure that indeed volcano activity has essentially stopped," he noted.


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