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Philippine Taal volcano begins spewing lava

In the early hours of Monday weak lava began flowing out of Taal volcano- located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila.

It comes after it emitted a huge plume of ash triggering the evacuation of some 8,000 people from the area.

Taal is the Philippines' second most active volcano.

It is one of the world's smallest volcanoes and has recorded at least 34 eruptions in the past 450 years.

"Taal volcano entered a period of intense unrest... that progressed into magmatic eruption at 02:49 to 04:28... this is characterised by weak lava fountaining ...

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