LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila

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LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the Taal Volcano ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City

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:

  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • northwestern part of Quezon
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • eastern part of Pangasinan
  • southeastern part of Zambales

Below are some photos and videos taken in affected areas.

Batangas



 

Cavite

Silang, Cavite. Photo by Neil Rainier Toledo

Silang, Cavite. Photo by Neil Rainier Toledo

Silang, Cavite. Photo by Vea Magsaysay

 

Laguna 

 

Metro Manila 

  

The ash eruption has triggered evacuations and class suspensionsFlights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were also put on hold. – Rappler.com

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