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Volcano Taal Erupting. Manila Airport Closed

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

  1. jale

    jale Contributor

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    what is this propaganda for the police doing here?!
     
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  2. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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    My friend is a news reporter in Puerto Galera. He sent me that article. The Philippines National Police oversee relief efforts in the Taal volcano 14 kilometer exclusion zone. Residents who are in danger of pyroplastic explosion have no where to go.

    But the PNP will not allow them to stay in the evacuation zone. However the government removed some corrupt members of the PNP and replaced them.
     
  3. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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    Taal has been lowered from level 4 alert to level 3 for the first time since the initial eruption. Many evacuees are returning to their homes. This latest pic is worth a thousand words.....


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  4. Scandi Divers

    Scandi Divers Contributor

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    Great news that the volcano warning level is lowered to level 3. The danger zone has also been cut from 14 KM around the volcano down to 7 KM's.
     
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  5. D_Fresh

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    The Crater Lake is now entirely gone. Careful with the wording though, Taal Lake is very much full and won't be dry anytime soon, as it's 100m deep on average.

    Even though the Alert Level has been reduced to 3, a dangerous eruption is still possible. Anyone returning to areas within the 14km radius are warned to be ready to evacuate within 1 Hour if needed.
     
  6. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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    alert.jpg
     
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  7. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here's a pic from Taal Crater where the Crater Lake used to be.... you can see the center glowing with magma
    Taal Crater 1-23.jpg

    Credit to European Space Agency for this picture: ESA - European Space Agency
     
  8. alwaysistomorrow

    alwaysistomorrow New

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    Does anyone know how Puerto Galera diving (and the travel to PG from Manila) is looking for divers?
    Have a trip booked for mid-late Feb and have been on the fence about changing it. I want to support the local economy, but want to know if the diving conditions have been affected. I understand the risks associated with the volcano at a level 3.
    TY!
     
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  9. Saicho

    Saicho Nudibranch aficionado ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was in Puerto Galera when Taal blew and there pretty much zero direct impact. Viz and air quality were unaffected beyond a slight sulfurous smell on the first day and one hell of a light show. I'm pretty sure that Batangas Pier wasn't closed at any point and when we went through a week later there were no signs of ashfall. Of course things can change at any time, so try to pad in extra time just in case - especially when ferry crossings are involved...
     
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  10. Saicho

    Saicho Nudibranch aficionado ScubaBoard Supporter

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