Philippines Volcano – level 2

20-01-2020 07:00

The Taal Volcano in the Philippines is getting very active. Authorities want to evacuate almost half a million people because they think that the volcano can erupt soon. On Sunday, it started to shoot smoke and ash into the air.

Officials canceled over 240 flights and closed schools and government offices. They advised people to wear masks because it is dangerous to breathe in volcanic ash. The ash can cause problems with breathing.

Volcanic eruptions are very common in the Philippines because the country lies in an area that has a lot of seismic activity. There are a lot of earthquakes, too.

Difficult words: erupt (to explode), volcanic ash (small pieces of rock that look like a cloud and they come out of a volcano before it explodes), seismic (connected to earthquakes and earth that moves).

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