12 января вулкан Тааль выпустил столб пепла высотой около километра. В связи с этим уровень опасности в стране повысили до четвертого по пятибалльной шкале. Из-за угрозы извержения вулкана власти Филиппин эвакуировали жителей трех населенных пунктов с населением более 80 тысяч человек.

Тааль — один из самых маленьких действующих вулканов на земле. Он расположен на острове Лусон в 50 километрах от Манилы, это один из популярных туристических объектов в стране. За последние 450 лет Тааль извергался 34 раза, в последний раз это произошло в 1970-х — тогда вулкан был активен​ четыре месяца. В этот раз извержение сопровождалось очень редким явлением — короной вулканических молний.

TAAL VOLCANO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: Dead trees near Taal Volcano's crater are seen covered in volcanic ash from the volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Taal Volcano Island, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Мертвые деревья вблизи вулкана Тааль, покрытые вулканическим пеплом

LAUREL, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: The roof a basketball gymnasium, destroyed by volcanic ash from Taal Volcano's eruption, is seen on January 14, 2020 in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Разрушенная баскетбольная площадка

LAUREL, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: Footprints of different animals are seen on a road covered in volcanic ash from Taal Volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

LAUREL, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: A resident cleans a house rooftop of volcanic ash from Taal Volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Местный житель чистит крышу от вулканического пепла после извержения

Drinks are covered in volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas province, southern Philippines on Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020. Taal volcano is spewing lava into the sky and trembled constantly, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Aaron Favila/AP/East news

A ferris wheel is covered with volcanic ash in a park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez Eloisa Lopez/REUTERS

TAAL VOLCANO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: Houses near Taal Volcano's crater are seen buried in volcanic ash from the volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Taal Volcano Island, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Дома неподалеку от кратера Тааля, покрытые вулканическим пеплом

TAAL VOLCANO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: Houses near Taal Volcano's crater is seen buried in volcanic ash from the volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Taal Volcano Island, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

PHILIPPINES - 2020/01/13: A pineapple farm covered with ash after Mt Taal explosion. Tonight the whole town of Tagaytay City was impost a full evacuation after several tremor experiences. According to the farmers the pineapples are already damage and cant be harvested. (Photo by Gregorio B. Dantes Jr./Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Gregorio B. Dantes Jr./Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
Ананасовая ферма покрыта пеплом после извержения вулкана Тааль

Inflatables floating on Taal Lake are covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez Eloisa Lopez/REUTERS

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez Eloisa Lopez/REUTERS

Residents carry freshly caught fish as they negotiate a road covered with volcanic ash at Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Taal volcano is spewing ash half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Aaron Favila/AP/East News

A resident clears volcanic ash from his roof in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Taal volcano is spewing ash half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila), APTOPIX Aaron Favila/AP/East News
Местный житель чистит крышу от пепла

TAAL VOLCANO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: The carcass of a horse is seen buried in volcanic ash from Taal Volcano's eruption on January 14, 2020 in Taal Volcano Island, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Тело лошади погребено под пеплом после извержения вулкана

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Taal volcano spews ash on the volcano island in Talisay, Batangas province, southern Philippines. The volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash.(AP Photo/Basilio Sepe) Basilio Sepe/AP/East News
Управление гражданской авиации Филиппин рекомендовало самолетам избегать воздушного пространства рядом с вулканом

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