#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for January 16, 2020

#WalangPasok_Class suspensions for January 16, 2020

Classes in some areas are still suspended on Thursday, January 16, 2020, due to the continuous activity of the Taal Volcano.

According to the state seismology bureau, Alert Level 4 still remains in effect over Taal Volcano. This means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.

DOST-PHIVOLCS strongly reiterates total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and high-risk areas as identified in the hazard maps within the 14-km radius from Taal Main Crater and along the Pansipit River Valley where fissuring has been observed.

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Residents around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall, PHIVOLCS added. Civil aviation authorities must advise pilots to avoid the airspace around Taal Volcano as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from the eruption column pose hazards to aircraft. DOST-PHIVOLCS is continually monitoring the eruption and will update all stakeholders of further developments.

(Update as of 10:30 pm, 15 Jan. 2020)