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Officials block villagers as quakes shake Philippine volcano

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

LEMERY, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine volcano that erupted last weekend belched smaller plumes of ash but shuddered frequently with earthquakes Thursday, prompting authorities to block access to nearby towns due to fears of a bigger eruption.

A crater lake and nearby river on the Taal volcano dried up in signs of its continued restiveness, and officials have warned people against speculating that the five-day eruption is waning.

"We have a seeming lull, but, again, as we emphasized...