A volcano in the Philippines has sent a giant plume of ash into the sky, prompting evacuations and flight cancellations.
The Taal volcano - located just south of Manila - generated rumbling sounds and tremors.
Recent days has seen the volcano in Batangas province blast steam and rock up to 15,000 metres into the air.
Local authorities have raised alert level has been raised from three to four - meaning a hazardous eruption may happen within hours or days.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recommended the "total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and additional evacuation of areas at high risk... within a 14km radius".
Around 8,000 people are being evacuated from areas around the volcano.
Images from the regions showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky, as well as volcanic lightning around the ash cloud.
The Manila International Airport Authority confirmed that all flights had been suspended due to the volcanic ash.
Due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano, all flights, both arrival and departures are now on hold. Passengers are advised to coordinate with their respective airlines for flight updates.#MIAAGovPH #ManilaAirport #TaalVolcano pic.twitter.com/tQp1kqRO4p
— Ninoy Aquino International Airport (@MIAAGovPH) January 12, 2020