17 Apr '11, 12pm

More evacuated amid Philippine volcano fears - Straits Times : #ashtag

More evacuated amid Philippine volcano fears - Straits Times : #ashtag

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the number evacuated had increased to 1,375 as of Saturday from four towns near Taal volcano, while seismologists recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes overnight. -- PHOTO: BANU KANNU MANILA - PHILIPPINE authorities said on Sunday more people had been evacuated from towns and villages near a volcano island close to the capital amid increasing signs of seismic activity. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the number evacuated had increased to 1,375 as of Saturday from four towns near Taal volcano, while seismologists recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes overnight. Water temperatures and gas emissions also increased, seismologists said. 'This large rise in CO2 (carbon dioxide) concentration indicates gas release from the magma at depth,' the council said. It advised the public to stay away f...

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