Breaking news! Taal volcano eruption
The acceptance and sending of flights was temporarily suspended due to the eruption of the Taal volcano, the international airport in the capital of the Philippines, Manila. A statement on this January 12 was published on the airport’s official Facebook page.
The statement said that the reason for the suspension of the airport was volcanic ash, the release of which occurred during the eruption of the Taal volcano. The airport management asked the passengers to coordinate about the flight information with the airlines.
The eruption of the Taal volcano began on January 12. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Philippines (Phivolcs) assigned the third level of danger to the volcano out of five. A column of ash rose above the volcano to a height of about one km.
The volcano itself is located 85 kilometers from Manila and is the most active in the country.
Philippine's authorities began evacuating three villages in the province of Batangas with a population of more than 80 thousand people after the Taal volcano threw a kilometer of ash column, CNN Philippines reported.
As the official representative of the National Council for Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness confirmed to the channel, evacuation is carried out in three cities - San Nicholas, Ballet and Talisay. In 2015, their population was 22, 22 and 45 thousand people, respectively.
On Sunday, the Taal volcano released a column of ash, the height of which reached one kilometer. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Philippines (Phivolcs) in this regard increased the level of danger of volcanic eruption to the third on a five-point scale. The department recommended the evacuation of areas adjacent to the volcano.