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The Philippines - Taal volcano (DG ECHO, NDRRMC ,PHIVOLCS media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 February 2020)

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  • Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 3 since 26 January. There were 18 harmonic tremors, or prolonged volcanic earthquakes linked to the movement of magma, recorded in the past 24 hours.
  • Areas in Batangas within a 7-kilometre radius from Taal's main crater are still on lockdown. These include Taal Volcano Island, barangays of Bilibinwang, Subic Ilaya, Banyaga in Agoncillo, barangays of Gulod, Buso-Buso, and Bugaan East in Laurel.
  • At least 129,171 families or 483,389 people have been affected in Batangas, Quezon, Laguna, and Cavite.
  • There are 5,953 families or 20,927 people staying in evacuation centres and 55,036 families or 200,912 persons displaced in host families.