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WATCH: Taal Volcano erupts, evacuation recommended

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday raised Alert Level 3 over Taal volcano after its main crater spewed a 'short-lived dark phreato-magmatic plume one kilometer-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake'.

'This means that there is magmatic intrusion at the main crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions,' Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum told The Manila Times.

Phivolcs recommended the evacuation of those living near Taal Volcano Island (TVI) and in the high-risk villages of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas due to possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.


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