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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

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    An image of the volcano showing steam venting...

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    "Phivolcs said despite observations of a calm Taal volcano in the recent days, with only a steady steam emission and “infrequent weak explosions” that generated ash plumes as high at 500 to 100 meters, volcanic activities underground showed otherwise. "

    “Taal Lake is being stretched, the land is being uplifted, water level is going down besides the water from the main crater being vaporized,” Solidum explained. Last week, Phivolcs monitoring showed that the crater lake was vaporized by the continued volcanic activity in Taal. It also revealed smaller craters within the main crater."
     
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    MANILA, Philippines — Taal Volcano is swelling, a portion has sunk and the entire volcano island has tilted slightly, indicating a “resupply” of magma or molten rock rising to the surface that presages a powerful eruption amid the ongoing lull.

    This was according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, whose official said Taal appeared to be “recharging.” Phivolcs has maintained Alert Level 4 meaning a destructive eruption is imminent within days or even hours.

    “There is resupply of magma from below based on earthquakes and ground deformation,” Science Undersecretary and Phivolcs officer-in-charge Renato Solidum Jr. said.

    “The island has slightly tilted while being pushed. Some portions in the northeastern side are sinking. Maybe the houses there are already under water,” Solidum said.

    Phivolcs volcano monitoring and eruption prediction division chief Mariton Bornas said the ground around the volcano has swollen except in the northeastern part. Swelling of a volcano signals an accumulation of magma near the surface.

    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook the province.

    The quake occurred at 8:59 p.m., with its epicenter traced some four kilometers southwest of Mabini, Batangas, Phivolcs said.

    In Batangas, it was felt at Intensity 5 – classified as strong – in Mabini and Bauan; Intensity 4 in Batangas City and Santo Tomas; Intensity 3 in Malvar, Cuenca, Tanauan, San Pascual and Calatagan.

    It was also felt at Intensity 3 in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; and in San Pablo, Laguna. In Alfonso, Cavite and San Teodoro in Oriental, Mindoro, the tremor was felt at Intensity 2.
     
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    That can't be good. Thank for the detailed updates. Please keep us up to speed on what's happening.
     
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    I wonder what a magnitude 4-5 feel like while diving. Was anyone under during these quakes?
     
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    A few years ago...
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  7. Blueringocto_73

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    Greeting from the Philippines National Police. Who are part of the recovery effort....


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    Relief effort for displaced residents from the volcano zone.


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    Even tougher days to be a Filipino cop. Thank you for your heroism, altruism, and humanity.
     
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    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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    Just some other news. Philippines National Police have new chief. Ceremony.....


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    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) have vowed for a continued nationwide no letup campaign against scalawags.

    This developed after nine policemen of the Quezon City Police District were disarmed right inside their station after their alleged extortion to suspected drug pushers.

    PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, who was recently in Baguio City admitted the police organization is still plagued by scalawags but said intensified cleansing and counterintelligence operations are certain to clean the 190,000-strong police force.

    "We are all members of the uniformed service because we have to follow certain rules, regulations and restrictions as part of our membership in the Philippine National Police," said the Chief PNP.
     

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