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Volcano Taal Erupting. Manila Airport Closed

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by Blueringocto_73, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
  2. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Update from Alabang (South Metro Manila): Ash fall and sulfur odor experienced from approx 4pm Sun, Jan 12, continuing over night. Ash plume moving Northeast off the eastern coast of Luzon Island. Clean up of fallen ash began this morning. Classes were suspended today and possibly tomorrow as well.

    Many residents remain evacuated from communities on Taal's inner island and immediately surrounding Taal Lake.

    Earthquake swarms (frequent volcanic tremors) still continue with average magnitude of 2.4 with occasional 3.3+ magnitude earthquakes and a frequency of every 5 to 15 mins. Magma was ejected from Taal for almost 2 hours very early in the morning, but has subsided for now.

    Taal Volcano remains at Alert Level 4, meaning that an explosive eruption is possible within hours or days.

    At this point, Puerto Galera is not affected, and the impacts to Anilao appear to be Ash Fall which will require clean up.

    Source: Me, resident.
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  3. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
    Thank you. Please keep us updated. Continuing to pray for you all.
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  4. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    Praying for the best we have family to the east of there.
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  5. Saicho

    Saicho Nudibranch aficionado ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    Currently all good in Puerto Galera - no ash/smell and skies are far more clear. I’ll update if things change

    Stay safe everyone
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  6. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: Hong Kong
    I sincerely hope NOT.
    We all knew what would happen afterward.
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  7. jale

    jale Contributor

    I was in Anilao on Sunday.
    Didn't realiseTaal has erupted till sunset when you could "admire" the lightings above the volcano.
    Tremors and ashfalls the whole night.
    At sunrise, thick layer of ash and ash still falling like a weak snowfall.
    In the resort I stayed, clean up started and sone people went diving.
    Returned to MNL by car. Ash dust everywhere. In Bauan, truks with people being evacuated. Batangas to Lipa comparatively less dusty than south of MNL.
    Yesterday, at airport, long long lines...all flights delayed but managed to leave after a 6 hour delay...
    Witnessed the result of Pinatubo, you don't want that for Taal
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  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: Hong Kong
  9. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Do you have a source for that? As a resident, I've been following this extremely close, absorbing all I formation I can find and have yet to see this claim.

    I'm not saying it's false, but there's already been plenty of misinformation spreading around out here.

    As far as I understand, with the limited information available from volcanologists, the magma chamber under Taal is smaller than Pinatubo. Although it is closer to Metro Manila than Pinatubo, being surrounded by Taal Lake, it has a sort of built in buffer for magma
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  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    I think that it is more a matter of people being afraid and speculating.
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.

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