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16 Jan 2020 description
report Caritas

La red Cáritas en Filipinas ha movilizado sus recursos en las zonas afectadas por la erupción del volcán Taal para ofrecer ayuda de emergencia a los miles de desplazados por los efectos de este fenómeno natural.

Se calcula que al menos 40.000 personas en la provincia de Batanga se han visto obligadas a abandonar sus hogares a causa de las nubes de ceniza y los ríos de lava, y a buscar albergue temporal en los numerosos centros de evacuación habilitados en toda la región.

Respuesta de Cáritas Filipinas

16 Jan 2020 description
  • Over the past 24 hours, Tall volcano erupted an ash plume up to 800 meters high. The ash dispersed southwest of the Main Crater but the activity is slightly weakening.
  • A total of 566 volcanic earthquakes have been registered since 12 January.
  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than 53,000 people have been sheltered in 244 evacuation centres located in the Provinces of Cavite and Batangas and more than 65,000 have been affected.
16 Jan 2020 description

Situation Overview

Taal Volcano, located in the CALABARZON region 70 km south of the capital Manila, continues to actively erupt, emitting dark gray ash plumes up to 800 metres high. Activity in the last 24 hours has generally waned to a weak emission of steam-laden plumes 700 metres high that dispersed ash to the southwest, according to The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

16 Jan 2020 description

On the morning of January 16th AMDA dispatched one relief coordinator from Japan to the Philippines where the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano has been wreaking havoc on people’s lives, especially in Batangas (where the volcano is located), Cavite and Laguna Provinces.

16 Jan 2020 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA)--The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), made up of many of the largest corporations in the country, today released a list of private sector response efforts following the Taal ash eruption in Batangas.

PDRF, along with member companies Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and Metrobank, is addressing immediate needs by distributing face masks in affected areas. In partnership with Airbnb Open Homes, PDRF is also ready to provide temporary accommodations for response teams.

16 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Volcanic Earthquake

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

16 January 2020

A total of 566 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal region as of 4:00 AM. Of which, 172 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.2 -4.1 and Intensity of I -V.

16 Jan 2020 description

Sources: DOST-PH/VOL CS, DOST-PAGA SA, DILG, MIAA, BFP, AFP, PCG, PNP, OPWH, DOH, DepEd and OCD ROs III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and NCR

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Volcanic Earthquake

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

15 January 2020

A total of 542 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal region as of 10:00 PM. Of which, 170 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.2 - 4.1 and Intensity of I - V.

16 Jan 2020 description

By Ma. Cristina Arzadon

BATANGAS CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- Evacuees camped inside the sports complex erupted in joyful hollers on Tuesday, January 14 the moment President Duterte stepped on the improvised platform in one corner of the stadium.

The President just emerged from a more than three hour-situation briefing from a nearby building next to the coliseum where he met national and provincial government officials who have been working on the ground the day Taal Volcano erupted on Sunday, January 12 emitting ash and steam including lava.

16 Jan 2020 description

By Jerome Carlo R. Paunan

MAKATI CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- To provide vital potable water to affected residents of Sto. Tomas in Batangas following the Taal volcano eruption, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will set up two portable water purifiers in the area.

Michael Salalima, head of the MMDA Public Safety Office and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Focal Person said an additional contingent from the MMDA has been tasked to set-up portable water purifiers.

16 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Volcanic Earthquake
Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

15 January 2020
A total of 466 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal region as of 8:00 AM. Of which, 156 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.5 — 3.8 and Intensity of I — V.

B. Special Weather Forecast for Taal Volcano (14 January 2020, 5:00 PM — 15 January 2020, 5:00 PM)
Source: DOST-PAGASA

16 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Volcanic Earthquake

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

16 January 2020

A total of 581 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal region as of 4:00 PM. Of which, 172 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.2 -4.1 and Intensity of I -V.

15 Jan 2020 description

As a major eruption of the Taal volcano appears imminent, SOS Children's Villages Philippines evacuated nearly all children and staff from the children's village in Lipa on Wednesday.

The village is about 30 kilometers from the Taal volcano, which started spewing ash and lava on Sunday.

15 Jan 2020 description
  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) a total of 12,486 households (53,019 people) have been affected by the eruption of Taal volcano on Luzon with 10,000 of these (43,681 people) housed in 217 evacuation centres. 12 cities/municipalities have seen power outages in Cavite, Laguna and Batangas provinces.
  • Various government agencies and the World Food Programme (WFP) are supporting the response together with hundreds of volunteers.
15 Jan 2020 description

ALERT LEVEL 4

(Hazardous Eruption Imminent) is still raised over Taal Volcano

KEY FIGURES

12K Affected Families

53K Affected Persons

43K Displaced Persons

216 Evacuation Centres

603K Cancelled flights

USD 1K worth of assistance

Note: Estimations are based on data reported/confirmed by the NDRRMC and other verified reliable sources

Philippines

15 Jan 2020 description

On 12 January, alert level-4 (hazardous eruption imminent) was raised by The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) over Taal Volcano located 70 kilometers south of Metro Manila. Taal Volcano begun with a phreatic or steam-driven activity on 12 January that progressed into magmatic eruption on 13 January. The eruption caused a giant ash plume that rained ashfall in Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Metro Manila. Since 12 January, a total of 466 volcanic earthquakes were plotted of which 156 were felt.