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3-Kilometer Crack Opens in Batangas After Taal’s Eruption

TAAL ERUPTION UPDATE – A 3-kilometer crack opened up along the national highway in Lemery, Batangas as Taal Rumbles.

On Monday (January 13, 2020), the authorities found a crack in the road about three kilometers long in Barangay Sinisian East. The crack has been discovered a day after Taal Volcano erupts and belched ashes, according to village chairwoman Teresa Atienza.

On Tuesday (January 14, 2020), the crack lengthened and opened up after experiencing several earthquakes spawned by the Taal Volcano’s eruption. The crack starts at a mountainous area heading to a seaside residential area.

3-Kilometer Crack

The crack damaged around 20 houses along the national road at Barangay Sinisian East in Lemery, Batangas. Motorists and vehicle drivers were also advised to avoid the area for their own safety.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will also check the cracks and few more several cracks have been found, which lifted the road’s asphalt, according to Atienza. Taal Volcano remains under the second-highest danger level.

3-Kilometer Crack

Taal, which sits in the center of a picturesque lake south of the capital could have explosions anytime as it spews ash plumes and small stones.

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