Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

Standby 4! Taal Volcano Eruption, the Vomiting of Ash Forced 8,000 Residents to flee


Taal VolcanoTaal Volcano - A volcano in the Philippines erupted on January 13, 2020. Eruptions under these dangerous conditions are expected to occur within a few hours or several days.

The volcano also spewed out volcanic ash on Sunday, January 13. Thus, as many as 8,000 local residents nearby were forced to flee. The Taal volcano is located on an island in the middle of a lake about 70 km south of the capital Manila.

Volcanic ash has also forced the city's international airport to suspend all flights. Phivolcs (the Philippine national agency that provides information about volcanic activity) warns that "air ash and ballistic fragments due to eruptions pose a danger to aircraft".

This volcano is one of the smallest volcanoes in the world and has recorded at least 34 eruptions in the past 450 years.

Based on the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the Taal volcano entered a period of intense riots that developed into magmatic eruptions, characterized by weak lava fountains accompanied by thunder and lightning flashes.

Although the director of Phivolcs Renato Solidum said that signs of dangerous eruptions, including "the flow of ash, rock, gas at speeds of more than 60 kilometers per hour horizontally" have not yet occurred, Phivolcs has increased the alert level from 3 to 4 of 5 The authorities have also warns of the possibility of a "volcanic tsunami", which can be triggered by falling debris pushing water, producing waves.


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