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Philippine Volcanic Tremors Prompt Evacuations April 15, 2011
Taal
Taal volcano is located in the middle of Lake Taal, an ancient caldera.
Dozens of families were evacuated from around the Philippines’ Taal Volcano following a series of powerful tremors from within the restive mountain.

Vulcanologists warned that large amounts of carbon dioxide being emitted from the volcano could cause nearby residents to become dizzy, faint and have headaches.

Taal Volcano observatory researcher Lorence Banez said the invisible gas could also damage nearby crops.

The volcano is located in the middle of Lake Taal, on Luzon Island to the south of Manila.

It has produced several violent eruptions that have killed between 5,000 and 6,000 people during recorded history.

Photo: PHIVOLCS