A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said on Friday, as a second volcano erupted.
An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea that has blanketed a town in ash has forced around 5,000 people from their homes, officials said on Thursday. Mount Ulawun — one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but authorities scrambled to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of a lake, where the volcano lies, and tens of thousands more from nearby coastal towns, officials said.
Fine grit coated homes and streets across the region surrounding the Taal volcano, which burst to life on Sunday accompanied by a series of earthquakes, forcing at least 10,000 people to seek refuge in evacuation centres.
Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes around Taal, one of the world's smallest active volcanoes, which spewed ash for a second day from its crater in the middle of a lake about 70km south of central Manila.
The crater of the volcano exploded to life with towering clouds of ash and jets of red-hot lava on Sunday, forcing those living around the mountain south of Manila to flee to safety. Some 30,000 are currently in shelters.
Donations from hundreds of UAE residents for the over 38,000 evacuees from the imminent eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas Province, approximately 71.8 kilometres south of Manila, poured at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Al Qusais, Dubai (POLODXB) on Saturday.
The UAE stands in solidarity with the Philippines in these difficult times and is ready to provide all support and assistance, tweetd Sheikh Mohamed.
The Philippine Consulate General in Al Qusais, Dubai will be the drop-off point on Saturday, for donations for the evacuees in the imminent “explosive eruption” of Taal Volcano in Batangas Province of the Southern Tagalog Region, approximately 71.8 kilometres (kms) south of Manila.