Smoke rises from Taal volcano in the Philippines as alert level rises

Footage shows Taal volcano in the Philippines releasing thick smoke this afternoon (July 1) as the alert level was raised. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology put the volcano on Alert Level 3 due to the continuous increase in volcano activity. A plume of grey smoke was seen stretching more than a mile into the air. Officials warned there was 'magmatic intrusion' at Taal's main crater that may 'drive succeeding eruptions'. Resident Seys Marasigan captured the video outside her house in Buso Buso Batangas. He said: 'We're all worried here because of the smoke being emitted by the volcano and I hope nothing bad happens.'

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