Taal volcano on main Luzon island in Philippines spewing lavaChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
A weak flow of lava began seeping out of Taal volcano some 70km south of Manila.
Volcano Taal volcano
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Taal is the Philippines' second most active volcano.
Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, it is one of the world's smallest volcanoes and has recorded at least 34 eruptions in the past 450 years.
Authorities in the surrounding province, Batangas, have declared a "state of calamity", signifying major disruption.
"Taal volcano entered a period of intense unrest... that progressed into magmatic eruption at 02:49 to 04:28... this is characterised by weak lava fountaining accompanied by thunder and flashes of lightning," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a statement. ■