LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Several areas, including Calabarzon and Metro Manila, experienced ashfall from the restive Taal Volcano on Sunday, January 12.
The Taal Volcano in Batangas had begun to spew ash on Sunday afternoon, generating an ash column 10 to 15 kilometers high. As of Sunday evening, Alert Level 4 has been raised, meaning a "hazardous" eruption is possible "within hours to days." (READ: What to do before, during, and after a volcano eruption)
Calabarzon includes the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, where ashfall has been reported.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also said the ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, meanwhile, gave an initial list of affected areas as well:
- northwestern part of Quezon
- Metro Manila
- Nueva Ecija
- eastern part of Pangasinan
- southeastern part of Zambales
Below are some photos and videos taken in affected areas.
LOOK: In Tanauan City, residents report that the rain carry stones and mud, and the air smell of sulfur. Photo taken by @ashennto from Tanauan City, around 5 pm, Sunday, January 12. pic.twitter.com/TjR6DmQ9cW— MovePH (@MovePH) January 12, 2020
LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano can be spotted in Dasmariñas, Cavite on Sunday afternoon, January 12. Photos from Ralph Delatore pic.twitter.com/qvIwZxgj93— MovePH (@MovePH) January 12, 2020
After Taal Volcano's phreatic eruption, people at The Mills Country Club in Canlubang, Laguna are helping others clean the mud and ash from their cars so they can safely go home to their families on Sunday, January 12. Photo from @pottypotskiee pic.twitter.com/ot0gQqiLqq— MovePH (@MovePH) January 12, 2020
LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano has reached Pasig City on Sunday, January 12. Photo from Bhong Odal pic.twitter.com/Tznp3dH9yD— MovePH (@MovePH) January 12, 2020