76 villages at risk of volcanic tsunami

BATANGAS. Residents ride through clouds of ash as they evacuate to safer grounds on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Red-hot lava is gushing from Taal Volcano after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced residents to flee and shut down Manila’s airport, offices and schools. (AP Photo)

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) listed on Monday, January 13, a total of 76 barangays in the municipalities of Agoncillo, Alitagtag, Balete, Cuenca, Laurel, Lemery, Lipa City, Malvar, Mataas na Kahoy, San Nicolas and Santa Teresita in Batangas which are susceptible to volcanic tsunami caused by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.

The said barangays are as follows:


- Adia

- Bagong Sikat

- Bilibinwang

- Bangin

- Guitna

- Panhulan

- Pansipit

- Pook

- San Teodoro

- Santa Cruz

- Santo Tomas

- Subic Ibaba

- Subic Ilaya

- Banyaga


- Ping-as

- Poblacion East and West

- Santa Cruz

- Tadlac


- Calawit

- Looc

- Magapi

- Makina

- Malabanan

- Palsara

- Poblacion

- Sala

- Sampalocan

- Solis

- San Sebastian


- Calumayin

- Don Juan

- San Felipe


- As-is

- Balakilong

- Berinayan

- Bugaan East and West

- Buso-buso

- Gulod

- J. Leviste

- Molinete

- Paliparan

- Barangay (Poblacion) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

- San Gabriel

- Ticub


- Ayao-iyao

- Malinis

- Palanas

- District IV

- Sambal Ilaya

- Sangalang

Lipa City

- Bagong Pook

- Bulaklakan

- Duhatan

- Halang


- Bilucao (san Isidro Western)

- San Gregorio

Mataas na Kahoy

- Kinalaglagan

- Lumang Lipa

- Manggahan

- Nangkaan

San Nicolas

- Abelo

- Balete

- Baluk-baluk

- Bancoro

- Bangin

- Calangay

- Maabud North

- Pansipit

- Poblacion

- Tagudtod

- Talang

- Alas-as

- Pulang-bato

Santa Teresita

- Antipolo

- Calumala

- Cuta East

The Taal Volcano is under Alert Level 4, which means that hazardous eruption is possible within the following hours and days.

The volcano has been spewing ash and lava since Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Phivolcs Supervising Science Research Specialist Winchelle Sevilla said there is a possibility of a volcanic tsunami once the alert level of the volcano is raised to 5. (SunStar Philippines)


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