Image copyright EPA Taal volcano in the Philippines started to erupt on Sunday. Rumbling sounds and tremors were followed by a huge plume of ash being released into the sky.Towns around Taal – which is about 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila – were coated in thick ash and sludge, and in the…

An ash column from erupting Taal Volcano looms over Tagaytay city, Philippines, 12 January

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Taal volcano within the Philippines began to erupt on Sunday. Rumbling sounds and tremors were adopted by a mountainous plume of ash being launched into the sky.

Towns around Taal – which is set 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila – were covered in thick ash and sludge, and within the early hours of Monday morning the volcano began to spew lava.

Taal is the Philippines’ second most energetic volcano. It is furthermore one of many field’s smallest volcanoes, and has recorded a minimal of 34 eruptions within the previous 450 years.

Lightning used to be seen inserting across the volcano’s ash clouds as it erupted.

Lightning strikes as a column of ash surrounds the crater of Taal Volcano as it erupts on January 12

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Ash has settled over most of the surrounding cities and cities.

Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines January 13

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Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines January 13

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About 8,000 of us are being evacuated from the placement – at the side of this younger man, who lives at the foot of the volcano in Batangas province.

A youth living at the foot of Taal volcano rides an outrigger canoe while the volcano spews ash as seen from Tanauan town in Batangas province, south of Manila, on January 13

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Others, equivalent to these residents of Tanauan city, like left in heavy accountability automobiles that wished to drive via thick ashy mud.

Residents aboard a government truck evacuate to a safer place after Taal volcano began spewing ash over Tanauan town, Batangas province south of Manila on January 13

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Others like made their contrivance on motorbikes and mopeds – sending clouds of ash up late them.

A person rides a motorbike on a road covered in ash deposits, a day after the eruption of Taal Volcano, in Agoncillo town in Batangas province, Philippines, 13 January

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Nonetheless some residents have not been in a situation to evacuate.

This cat and her younger kittens waited below a bridge for the ash to particular.

Cats hide under a road after a volcano eruption in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, 13 January

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Residents in Tagaytay Metropolis gathered to leer the volcano erupting on Monday.

Residents look at the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 13

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