Late last night, the Taal volcano alert level was raised from 3 to 4. At 3:20 am, PHIVOLCS also released an update stating that there were a total of 52 volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region, and more have been announced since then.
— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) January 12, 2020
According to Inquirer.net, “As of 5:30 pm on Sunday, the evacuation, on boats and water ambulances, of close to 6,000 people from Volcano Island to the mainland towns of San Nicolas, Talisay, Agoncillo, and Laurel was still going on.” With the sudden call for evacuation, a lot of people were not able to prepare. Because of this, the University of the Philippines has posted a call for donation for the eruption victims. On Facebook, they gave a list of items as well as drop off points from Baguio to Quezon City.
CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR TAAL ERUPTION VICTIMSVictims of the Taal Volcano eruption that occurred today are in need of…
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