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. Local and national government agencies are assisting in the evacuation of people within the 14 kilometers danger zone.
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