Volcano erupts in the Philippines

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Plumes of smoke and ash rise from as Taal Volcano erupts Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

(WEHT)- The Taal Volcano, located 37 miles south of the Filipino capital of Manila, erupted Sunday. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate the area as experts warn another eruption is possible.

The continuous eruption sent ash plumes 6-9 miles high, spreading ashes over 60 miles. The volcano threat level is at 4, meaning another eruption is imminent.

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(This story was originally published on January 12, 2020)

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