Taal Volcano in the Philippines is active. There was an outbreak on Saturday. Warning level 3 has been declared.
Manila – There were two explosions at the Taal volcano in the Philippines on Sunday morning (03/27/2022). At least 3,300 residents of the towns of Agoncillo and Laurel near the Feuerberg have now left their homes and apartments, local authorities said. Already on Saturday (March 26th, 2022) the volcano erupted with a cloud of vapours, gases and ash three kilometers high.
On Sunday, explosions in Taal’s main crater produced clouds of smoke 800 and 400 meters high, the state seismological institute “Phivolcs” said. Warning level 3 will initially continue to apply, said the director of “Phivolcs”, Renato Solidum. “It means that there is magmatic activity there,” he told TV channel Teleradyo. “The magma slowly rises to the crater and its interaction with water causes explosions.”
Volcano active in the Philippines: Thousands of residents are leaving their homes
Taal is the second most active volcano in the Philippines after Mayon. It is located on the main island of Luzon around 66 kilometers south of the capital Manila. The area is densely populated and also popular with tourists. The volcano last erupted in January 2020. At that time, more than 370,000 people had to leave their homes. The Philippines lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most geologically active zone on earth.
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