Skip to comments.A Volcano In The Philippines Has Started To Spew Lava. 500,000 People Live In The "Danger Zone."
Posted on 01/14/2020 11:22:55 AM PST by Red Badger
Authorities have warned of an "imminent hazardous eruption" from Taal volcano.
Lava has begun spewing from a volcano in the Philippines, as authorities warned of an imminent hazardous eruption.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that weak sporadic lava fountaining and hydrovolcanic activity had been observed at the crater of Taal volcano, which is situated on an island in a lake around 45 miles south of the capital Manila.
On Sunday, a giant plume of ash was sent up by the volcano, blanketing nearby areas and leading to all flights in and out of Manila airport to be suspended.
The alert level has been raised to 4, out of a maximum of 5, indicating the possibility of a hazardous eruption within days. Authorities in the surrounding state of Batangas have declared a state of calamity, which signifies major disruption.
Phivolcs is calling for a total evacuation within 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) of Taal volcano's danger zone according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), that amounts to almost 500,000 people.
its all a matter of scale
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Just the source of the island real estate creating more real estate. It wasn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Shouldn’t build in a flood plain ether.
A VEI 3 or 4 seems most likely. A VEI 6 is possible, or even a VEI 7. That would be very bad for Manilla and cause global cooling.
Yeah, that’s a little scary.
They should sacrifice St. Greta of Thunberg to the volcano to appease it.
3600 cycle Ping.
More like 320 million. That goes, and its a global killing event. Man, Woman, Child, Animals, everything.
Odds on her virginity?
The danger is that Taal is under threat of a potential VEI 6 eruption. That type of eruption will literally collapse the volcano cones into the lake surrounding it, causing a large amount of damage from the resulting tsunami in addition to the damage from the ejected material from the volcano.
“They should sacrifice St. Greta of Thunberg to the volcano to appease it.”
I am not sure that would work. Greta exhale’s as much or more gas every time she opens her pie hole. It would be a close competition.
Uncle Sam ‘the great Satan’ will be there to help
Let the Dance Begin....
Mount St Helens was a VEI 5 or there abouts. A VEI 6 is ten times largerthan the prior. So if St Helens is one foot, then the VEI 6 is ten feet. A VEI seven is 100 feet. A VEI 8 is 1000 feet. Just to put it in perspective.
Then comes the duration. Two days? Four? One week? Two weeks?
Yellowstone was the second largest known behind Toba. The third or fourth? The Long Valley eruption..And that one has the magma ABOVE the valley floor at this time in the mountains around it.
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