As the bushfires have been mortifying the lives of Australia, the Philippines was most recently hit by another natural calamity. Taal Volcano, located on the high island of Luzon, near Manila, blasted on 12th January 2020, reportedly sending ash, steam, and pebbles up to 10 kilometers into the sky.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) escalating the high alert from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 4, evacuating people of the towns of Balete, San Nicolas, and Talisay in Batangas and other townships within the shores of Taal Lake. Regrettably, numbers aren’t ricked in the citizens’ boon as a higher severe volcanic eruption seems to be just moments away, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issued a situation report stating that an estimated number of 459,300 people are within the 14 km threat zone.
And as people abandoned their towns in terror and awe, some managed to take snaps of the monstrous Taal volcano and upload it on their social media profile. The Viral Candy has compiled the most severe pics that show how people’s lives have changed since this frightful calamity, but they still manage to breathe in it! Keep scrolling!