After the eruption of the Philippines’ second-most-active volcano on Sunday, authorities in the country have warned that a "volcanic tsunami" may be possible.
The Taal Volcano, located about 37 miles south of Manila, has been continuously blasting a column of steam, ash, and pebbles up to 9 miles into the sky. "This means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days," states The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
Authorities scrambled to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of a lake, where the volcano lies, and tens of thousands more from nearby coastal towns.
Maldives being 5440 km from the country, the effects of the tsunami might reach the country to a certain extent that cannot be estimated.