The Philippines has issued hazard warnings in the hours and days ahead after the Taal volcano erupted in the early hours of Monday morning, south of thecapital Manila. It all started with the emission of a giant plume of ash which led to the evacuation of 8,000 people from the area.
Taal is the second most active volcano in the Philippines. It is located on an island in the middle of a river, and is one of the smallest volcanoes. In the past 450 years, the volcano erupted 34 times.