The whole country of the Philippines was shocked when Mt. Taal erupted last January 12, 2020 around 4:30 am local time. The Mt. Taal is one of the most iconic volcanos in the Philippines because of its geographic beauty. The volcano is in the middle of a huge lake and one of its side has almost a symmetrical cone. Due to the eruption, the PHILVOCS in Canlaon City are monitoring its volcano for the safety of thousands of people in Negros Oriental.
Keeping a Close Eye on Mt. Kanlaon
After the eruption of Mt. Taal, the active volcano of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental has been closely monitored. According to Robinson Jorgio, office-in-charge of PHIVOLCS Cebu, they are continuously monitoring the Kanlaon Volcano and have always advised the public to be prepared. He also assured that the ashfall happening in Luzon will not reach Cebu since the province is far from the Taal Volcano and winds are not that strong.
Mt. Taal Ash Eruption – Surprising & Shocking!
The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines last Sunday made an astonishing record of ash that went 14 kilometers (9 miles) into the air. A large part of Southern Luzon and Metro Manila was covered in ash. The main airports were also shut down overnight. Since the eruption, prices of retail goods gone insanely high. A face mask that was Php 3.00 is now Php 35.00 – Php 200.00 per piece. Although relief goods and help are given immediately, there are some losses that can’t be replaced.
At least 400 evacuees from the eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas have taken refuge at Mount Banahaw in Quezon. A report from the Dolores town police said the evacuees from the towns of Talisay, Tanauan, and Agoncillo arrived at the central compound of the “Suprema de la Iglesia del Ciudad Mystica de Dios,” or Mystica, in the village of Sta. Lucia located at the base of Banahaw on Monday around 5 p.m.