Taal Volcano is located on the island of Luzon and it is erupted on January 12, 2020, sending ash and steam up to 6-9 miles into the sky. With the alert level of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) increasing from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 4, it is now thought that “a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.”
The PHIVOLCS ordered an evacuation in the cities of Balete, San Nicolas and Talisay in Batangas and other towns within the banks of Taal Lake. Some managed to take some pictures of the erupting volcano. The pictures will show you the smoke and ash rising from the mouth of Taal and the sheer force of mother nature, reaching high up in the sky. Due to this, the Manila International Airport Authority suspends all flights to and from all terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs published a situation report saying that an expected number of 459,300 people are within the 14 km risk zone.