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The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Wikipedia

Capital: Manila

Dialing code: +63

President: Rodrigo Duterte

Population: 109.6 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Philippine peso

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Taal Volcano

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Over the past 24 hours, the activity at the Main Crater of Taal volcano was dominated by the upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in its lake which generated plumes 1,500 metres high.

The evacuation activities are still underway. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 6,117 people have been evacuated (of which 4,165 in 20 evacuation centres), and 7,237 have been affected across 18 Barangays.

The Alert Level 3 (Magmatic Unrest) is still in effect.  

Updated 4th April

  • On 3-4 April, the activity at the main crater of Taal Volcano (Batangas Province, Calabarzon Region, northern Philippines), was dominated by the upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in its lake, which generated plumes 900 metres high, as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Three volcanic earthquake events were recorded in the area. 
  • As of 4 April, there are 9,117 displaced people, and about 10,415 people have been affected by the activity of the Volcano. The Alert Level 3 (Magmatic Unrest) is still in effect.
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Humanitarian Impact
  10,415
      Affected Persons
  9,117
        Displaced Persons

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