Taal volcano news – as it happened: ‘Life-threatening’ eruption risk remains as thousands of evacuated residents warned not to return to danger zone

Samuel Osborne
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The erupting Taal volcano in the Philippines remains a life-threatening danger despite emitting weaker ash and steam explosions and fewer tremors, officials have said.

Despite the “seeming lull”, its continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of its crater lake and other signs indicate magma is moving beneath the volcano, said Antonia Bornas, a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology official.

“When there is an explosion, that will be life-threatening, especially if people get very near, like on volcano island,” Renato Solidum, who heads the institute, told the Associated Press.

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