• Short Summary

    In the Philippines, the famous Taal volcano is rumbling and steaming, leading scientists to predict an imminent eruption.

  • Description

    In the Philippines, the famous Taal volcano is rumbling and steaming, leading scientists to predict an imminent eruption.

    The volcano - in the middle of Lake Taal 35 miles south of Manila - last blew its top in 1965, claiming hundreds of lives.

    For the past month it has been showing signs of renewed activity. Steam and fumes have been pouring from the gaping fissures near the cone and up to 16 earth tremors have been recorded on the island within a 24-hour period.

    The Philippines Commission on Volcanology has mounted a round-the-clock watch for signs of an eruption. Police have ordered the evacuation of all villagers living on the lava island and Red Cross workers have been put on full alert.

    Some villagers, however, have refused to leave - despite the memory of hundreds of them being buried alive when Taal first erupted sixty years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC84W4R6RBUT173H2JZ59TZVKX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC84W4R6RBUT173H2JZ59TZVKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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