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Three volcanoes erupted around the world in 5 days


In a series of events in only 5 days, three volcanoes around the world just erupted, Popocatépetl in Mexico, Mt. Shintake in Japan and Taal Volcano in the Philippines.


Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano had erupted last January 9 with a show of lava and a cloud of ash and rocks that reached 3,000m (9,800ft) into the sky, BBC reported. No casualties recorded, Popocatépetl is an active stratovolcano, 70km (43 miles) south-east of the capital, Mexico City.

In January 11, Mt. Shintake on a southwestern Japan island erupted. Rocks were thrown about 300 meters from the crater of The volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture following the eruption. No injuries were reported.


Taal Volcano in the Philippines has sent an eruption plume a kilometer above the crater, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology early in the morning of January 13. Minor earthquakes have also been recorded.

Proper coordination and government support is always needed in this kind of events but self-preparedness must be always present.
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