Continued Disruptions at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Jan 15, 2020

Ash plumes generated by Taal Volcano — located on southern Luzon Island — continued to disrupt operations at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (RPLL/MNL) on 14 January 2020, with approximately 30 flights canceled, although airport officials have indicated that operations continue to normalize. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) maintains the recommendation that residents within a 14 km (9 mi) radius of Taal evacuate due to the high risk of increasingly dangerous volcanic activity. Taal continues to intermittently emit ash, as well as small fountains of lava. Authorities have already evacuated more than 30,400 people in Batangas and Cavite provinces, and have declared a “state of calamity” for Batangas province in order to access funds to help those affected by the volcano. Officials also reported that approximately 27,000 households in Batangas province are without power due to ashfall from Taal. Since 11 January more than 200 earthquakes have been detected near the volcano.

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