Philippines

DSWD DROMIC Report #18 on the Taal Volcano Eruption as of 22 July 2021, 6PM

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I. Situation Overview

On 01 July 2021 at 3:37 PM, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised Alert Level 3 over Taal Volcano after a phreatomagmatic eruption from the main crater occurred at 3:16 PM.

As of 22 July 2021 at 8 AM, Alert Level 3 (Magmatic Unrest) now prevails over Taal Volcano. At Alert Level 3, magma extruding from the main crater could drive explosive eruption. The public is reminded that the entire Taal Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and entry into the island as well as into the high-risk barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel must be prohibited due to the hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami should strong eruptions occur. All activities on Taal Lake should not be allowed at this time. Communities around the Taal Lake shores are advised to remain vigilant, take precautionary measures against possible airborne ash and vog and calmly prepare for possible evacuation should unrest intensify.

Source: PHIVOLCS

II. Status of Affected Areas and Population

A total of 6,100 families or 22,036 persons were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in 148 Barangays in CALABARZON (see Table 1).

III. Status of Displaced Population

a. Inside Evacuation Centers

There are 1,113 families or 3,834 persons currently taking temporary shelter in 23 evacuation centers in CALABARZON (see Table 2).

b. Outside Evacuation Centers

There are 3,051 families or 10,971 persons temporarily staying with their relatives and/or friends in CALABARZON (see Table 3).

c. Total Displaced Population

A total of 4,164 families or 14,805 persons are displaced in CALABARZON due to Taal Volcano eruption (see Table 4).