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Taal volcano eruption update: January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020: Taal volcano erupted white steam-laden plumes up to 500 meters high from its main crater in Philippines.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), a total of 725 volcanic earthquakes have been recorded in Taal region as of January 22, 2020. Around 176 earthquakes were felt ranging from magnitude 1.2 - 4.1 and intensity of I-V.

Looking the forecast of Taal volcano, if the eruption column remains at 3.0 km or below, the ash plumes will be drifted to the municipalities southwest and west of Taal volcano.

A total 71,717 families were affected in the provinces of Batangas, Queszon, Laguna and Cavite. A total of 64 flights were reported cancelled due to the volcanic ash from Taal volcano.

A level 4 alert is still in effect from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Technology (PHIVOLCS).