Phivolcs Says Taal Volcano Remain Unrest (Jan 13)
TAAL VOLCANO UPDATE – The state volcanology agency Phivolcs released the latest updates regarding Taal Volcano’s eruption.
On Sunday (January 12, 2020), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the Taal Volcano erupts and belched steam, ash, and small rocks. A hazardous explosive eruption is expected within a few days.
The local government has ordered the residents and tourists in Tagaytay, Batangas, and Cavite were also asked to leave the area as a precautionary measure for an imminent eruption. The eruption has been followed by a swarm of earthquakes.
The seismology agency also raised the danger level to 4 in Batangas after ashfall showered the southwest part of the island. Luckily, no injuries and casualties have been recorded after the incident.
On Monday (January 13, 2020), Phivolcs reported that the Taal Volcano remains unrest and volcanic quakes are expected to persist around less than magnitude 4. The volcanic activity is intensifying and could lead to another eruption.
Phivolcs also warned the residents to stay at home, use face masks, and to close all windows. Exposure to ash may cause several health problems such as breathing problems, skin irritation, and eye irritation, according to the Department of Health.
Ash fall from Taal Volcano’s eruption will continue to affect the following areas:
- Tanauan, Batangas
- Escala, Tagaytay
- Sta. Rosa, Laguna
- Dasmariñas, Bacoor, Silang, Cavite
- Malolos, San Jose Del Monte, Meycauayan, Bulacan
- Antipolo, Rizal
- Las Piñas
- Quezon City
- San Juan, Manila
- Makati City
- Taguig City
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