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Phivolcs raises alert level 3 over Taal Volcano

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THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Taal Volcano's alert status to alert level 3 two hours after it raised alert level 2 Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020.

Phivolcs said there is magmatic intrusion that is likely driving the current activity.

Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said the Taal Volcano spews ashes in phreatic eruption at its main crater around 2 p.m.

At 2:04 p.m. the main crater of Taal Volcano has escalated its eruptive activity, generating an eruption plume one kilometer-high accompanied by volcanic tremor.

Earthquakes were felt in Volcano Island and barangays of Agoncillo, Batangas.

Southwest sector of Taal is experiencing ashfall.

The local government of Batangas has already ordered the conduct of pre-emptive evacuation near the volcano including the municipalities of Balete, Talisay, and San Nicolas to ensure their safety.

Phivolcs reminded the public that the entire Volcano Island is a permanent danger zone and entry into the island as well as high-risk barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel is prohibited.

Communities around Taal Lake shore are advised to take precautionary measures and be vigilant of possible lakewater disturbances related to the ongoing unrest. (CLC/SunStar Philippines)

 
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