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Philippine volcano's quakes, cracks send more people fleeing

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

LEMERY, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine volcano that erupted last weekend belched smaller plumes of ash and shuddered continuously 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 the five-day eruption is waning.

Soldiers and police blocked villagers from going back to...