More than 2,000 people in the Philippines have been evacuated due to the increase in Taal volcanic activity. In recent days, the volcano has been emitting toxic gases and smoke.
Residents of some surrounding villages had to leave their homes. If the volcano continues to rumble, the other 14,000 people in the area will also have to leave.
Geologists say that the volcano is currently relatively calm, but there is danger, and a large-scale eruption may occur in the next few weeks.
Corona was also lurking during the evacuation. People live in schools, stadiums, and churches, where distance rules cannot always be observed. The evacuees were required to wear masks. Some people are in tents.
This volcano is located south of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. There was a big outbreak last January. 160,000 people fled, leaving villages and towns scattered with ashes.
The eruption of the volcano resulted in a spectacular image because of the formation of volcanic lightning in the smoke cloud: