The landscape of Buso Buso is covered in ash on Sunday, January 19.
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Taal volcano erupts in the Philippines

Updated 2039 GMT (0439 HKT) January 19, 2020

The landscape of Buso Buso is covered in ash on Sunday, January 19.
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The Taal volcano erupted Sunday on the Philippine island of Luzon, spewing ash up to 9 miles in the air and forcing large-scale evacuations.

The eruption has left behind a desolate landscape of destroyed houses and snapped trees covered in a thick layer of heavy ash.

Volcanologists warn that further eruptions are possible.