Taal volcano spews ash; Philippines evacuating residents, watching for tsunami
an. 12, 2020 at 10:42 a.m. AKST
MANILA — The Philippines is bracing for a major eruption from one of its most active volcanoes amid escalating agitation Sunday that sent ash spewing as far as the capital and prompted the evacuation of thousands.
The column of ash released from the Taal volcano in Batangas province, almost two hours south of the capital, rose six to nine miles at around 5:30 p.m. local time.