Posted on : 22 Jan 2020Views: 500
- The threat of the Philippines' Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high. The authorities have warned that it was showing dangerous signs despite a "lull" in spewing ash. A long lull could be just a break from volcanic activity.
- Scores of earthquakes rattle the region daily and large fissures are opening up in the ground, which means the magma that would fuel a major eruption is still flowing beneath. Authorities are struggling to deal with nearly 50,000 evacuees, who fled to shelters after Taal burst on Sunday.
- The volcano, which sits south of Manila and is one of the country's most active, could let loose a powerful eruption in "hours or days".
- Taal's last eruption was in 1977, but it has a long history of activity. In 1965 an eruption at the volcano, which is a popular tourist attraction set in a picturesque lake, killed some 200 people.
- The country's most powerful explosion in recent years was the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, about 100 kilometres northwest of Manila, which killed more than 800 people.
Article Related Questions
Taal Volcano is located in which of the following country?
Right Ans : Philippines