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Philippines, Taal Volcano Eruption

08:41 Jan 12 2020 Taal Volcano

Description
At 5:30 PM on 12 January 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised Alert Level 4 over Taal Volcano indicating that hazardous eruption is possible within hours to days. In its 7:30 PM advisory on the same day, the agency reiterated total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and additional evacuation of areas at high-risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami within a 14-kilometer radius from the main crater. PHIVOLCS warned that areas in the general north of Taal Volcano to stay alert against effects of heavy and prolonged ash fall.
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Batangas

Casualties

Affected Families: 126,952
Affected Persons: 473,332
Displaced Persons: 470427
Evacuation Centre: 742

Damages

Cost of Assistance (USD): 258,945.28

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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