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    #WalangPasok: List of class suspensions for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    MANILA, Philippines – Several local government units affected by Taal volcano's phreatic eruption declared suspension of classes on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
    #WalangPasok: List of class suspensions for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Alert Level 4 still remains in effect over Taal Volcano. This means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.

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    DOST-PHIVOLCS strongly reiterates total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and areas at high risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami within a 14-kilometer radius from Taal Main Crater. Areas around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall.

    Here’s a running list of class suspensions for January 15, 2020 (refresh page for the updates):

    CALABARZON

    Laguna – all levels (public and private)

    Cavite province – all levels (public and private)

    Batangas province – all levels (public and private)

    NOTE: Some schools are being used by LGUs as evacuation center for those affected by Taal eruption.

    As of 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Taal Volcano’s eruption has been characterized by continuous magmatic and hydrovolcanic activity. Lava fountains generated 800-meter tall dark gray steam-laden plumes that drifted to the general southwest.

    New fissures or cracks were observed in Sinisian, Mahabang Dahilig, Dayapan, Palanas, Sangalang, Poblacion, Lemery; Pansipit, Agoncillo; Poblacion 1, Poblacion 2, Poblacion 3, Poblacion 5, Talisay and Poblacion, San Nicolas. A fissure was also documented across the road connecting Agoncillo to Laurel, Batangas.

    The Philippine Seismic Network recorded a total of forty-nine (49) volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region from 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. today. Seven (7) of these earthquakes were felt with intensities ranging from Intensity II to IV in Tagaytay City. The intense seismic activity coupled with fissuring on the caldera region likely signifies continuous magma intrusion beneath the Taal edifice, which may lead to further eruptive activity.

    — The Summit Express

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