After ash column, Taal spews lava fountain

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Taal Volcano spewed lava fountain after it released ash column, which affected CALABARZON and Region 3 provinces yesterday.

Taal Volcano ash lava
Taal Volcano spews lava fountain after ash column. (Image from Phivolcs)

Ma Antonia Bornas, chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano monitoring division, said volcanic activity weakened slightly at 2:49 a.m.

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“We noticed a lava fountain at the main crater. The lava fountain finished at 430 a.m. It is now emitting steam plume,” she said in radio DZMM.

Government agencies suspended classes and work while airports canceled flights to prepare for Taal Volcano’s “explosive eruption” within hours or days.

Thousands of residents near Taal Volcano were evacuated after it spewed an around 15 km (nine miles) column of steam and ash into the sky. Volcanic lightning, rumbling, and tremors also shook the nearby areas.

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After ash column, Taal spews lava fountain

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that as of 3:20 a.m., ashfall from the volcano has fallen in Tanauan, Batangas; Escala, Tagaytay; Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Dasmarinas, Bacoor, Silang, Cavite; Malolos, San Jose Del Monte, Meycauayan, Bulacan; Antipolo, Rizal; Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Marikina, Paranaque, Pasig, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Manila, Makati City and Taguig City.

“Large rock fragments (lapilli) with diameters 2 to 64mm has fallen in Tanauan, Talisay, Batangas; Tagaytay City; Nuvali and Sta. Rosa, Laguna,” NDRRMC also said in its nationwide advisory.

Phivolcs recorded up to 75 volcanic earthquakes since Taal Volcano spewed ashes yesterday.

According to the 8 AM Taal Volcano Bulletin of the Phivolcs, of the 75 quakes, 32 recorded intensities.

Intensity 2 to 5 was recorded in Tagaytay City, Cabuyao, Laguna, Talisay, Alitagagag, Lemery, and Bauan in Batangas.

Magma volcanic eruption was recorded at 2:49 am, and 4:28 am.

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