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Taal volcano eruption 2020 prompts evacuation, ashfall reaches Manila

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Ongoing phreatic explosion at the Main Crater 
of Taal Volcano (@phivolcs_dost)
January 12, 2020: The Taal volcano eruption in Philippines has spewed ash and prompted evacuations in nearby communities on Sunday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised its alert level for Taal Volcano to four out of five. The alert system has five levels with Alert Level 5 meaning a hazardous eruption is in progress.

CNN Philippines reported from its twitter handle (@cnnphilippines) that the ashfall was reported in metro Manila, located about 101 km north of the Taal volcano.

All the flights, both arrival and departures, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport are temporarily suspended.

Two volcanic earthquakes of magnitudes 2.5 and 3.9 were felt in Tagaytay City and Alitagtag, Batangas.

All classes within the provinces of Cavite, Batangas and Rizal has been canceled for Monday, January 13, 2020. due to heavy ashfall. Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno has also ordered the suspension of classes in all levels of public and private schools for tomorrow.

PHIVOLCS has posted the following message about what to do after the ashfall.

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