Philippine’s Taal volcano still ‘life threatening’

Houses collapsing under the weight of the ash. Once bustling markets now empty, fields left untended, lush trees now gray and lifeless.

As of 19 Jan 2020, 6:00PM, Alert Level 4 remains in effect over Taal Volcano, the Philippine government advises . 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.

If a major eruption occurs during the day and eruption column exceeds 5 km, residents around the volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall. 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.

According to, an erupting Taal volcano in the Philippines remains life-threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, according to an official who advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone.

Maria Antonia Bornas, an official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said on Friday that continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other signs indicated magma was moving beneath.

Heavy charcoal-like ash rained down on towns and villages, blanketing everything, reports CNN. Houses and trees buckled under the weight of it. Affected areas had no power or fresh water.

The once bustling markets are empty, the fields left untended, the lush trees now gray and lifeless.

35 thoughts on “Philippine’s Taal volcano still ‘life threatening’”

    • The LALIA GSM was a two cycle GSM with similar energy output values to this modern GSM. It started in 585 AD and concluded 22 yrs. later, based on the average of solar cycles of 11 years. But due to lagging volcanic activity it continued for tens of years afterwards.
      However it marked the end of the Roman Warm period and then dropped sea level by nearly 1M. It restarted Alpine Re-glaciation.
      It also marked three massive T6/T7 eruptions located on the Pacific ring of fire, all of them pyroclastic, explosive eruptions which ejected entire caldera into the atmosphere.
      These three eruptions completely masked the effects of the GSM, and yet the gravitational perturbations of the Suns trefoil orbit around the Solar System BarryCentre with its strong angular momentum changes in direction are directly to blame for causing the lagging sequence of eruptions.
      Had this same event occurred within 1C of the Glaciation tipping point it would tipped the Earth Climate over the edge into a 140K year segment of the continuing Ice Age.

  1. Articles about how it won’t affect climate. How could it not? Ashlike 10 kilometers or miles high, possibly more in store.

    • Which is WHY I asked Does Anybody know How long it takes for the Ash in the Atmosphere to Start Effecting the Weather?

      Trying to Prove to Someone That it Does
      MANY Thanks

  2. We are to believe a few cows and the exhaling of several individuals would do more to alter the climate? Just because the third world wants to impose a grasshopper diet on everyone?

  3. second time I read of the crater lake drying
    but no ones showing piccys?
    bloody big lake so curious to see whats happening to it.
    bossman there reckons he would remove everyone from there peranently
    sounds good but where are 1.5mil people going to move TO in a place as overcrowded as p pines are

    • The crater lake is the current vent lake, the Caldera lake is 240 miles a much bigger energy source, if the floor of it colapses ionto the Magma Chamber, Taal is a Super Volcano on a par with YellowStone.

  4. I lived in the Mt. St. Helens area for 5 years after that eruption and heard the stories of thick ash, plugged car radiators and so on.

    But when I was there, it was like Paradise. Lush and verdant, the fruits and vegetables were not only huge, colorful and bug-free, but I felt totally satisfied with a pear for breakfast and a tomato for lunch.

    I dropped excess weight without trying and slung 40 lb fruit boxes around quite easily. Which goes to show that most of the agricultural soils in the US are sadly depleted of minerals.

    Volcanos do have an upside.

    • I remember one of the natives in the Mount Saint Helens area making similar statements afterwards: “Mother earth just gave us another foot of topsoil”. LOL. As long as you survive it the after effects are pretty positive for plant growth.

    • Deb you lost excess weight because you were eating like a starving vegan which goes to show that you were consuming sadly depleted calories…. I think I’m in a roll today… that’s a two-fer. Hope mom doesn’t catch me again. Bye.

  5. Welcome to solar minimum. I see NASA are trying to claim that the new cycle has started and while there have been a few tiny sunspots with the polarity of cycle 25 how do we know that the record spotless year of 2019 is the bottom of the cycle?

  6. On a somewhat unrelated topic… apparently the UN thinks they have the right to tell countries who they can and cannot accept as “refugees” if the person claims they want to come into a country because of “climate change”. Note: the article does say that UN “rulings” are non binding, but I think it’s just a matter of time before the US Democrats come up with similar policies they’ll be trying to push and we should be prepared for that!

    My source:

    • So if I get bit in the butt by a glacier or a frozen Iguana falls out of a tree and hits me on the head… does that count? Diversity is good, and I’m pretty diverse. Bad Canadian-Timmy’s evil twin.

  7. i suspect if you used optics with the same Level of capability as Mr Maunder had back in the day that it would be patently obvious that this thing is just getting started.

  8. They are also reporting it as a small volcano. Seems inaccurate if the ash reached many miles high. I guess they might be referring to elevation, although it also covers a very large area.

  9. Does Anybody know How long it takes for the Ash in the Atmosphere to Start Effecting the Weather?
    MANY Thanks

    • Weather changing volcanic events require eruptions of VE6 and above.
      This means lots of ash/fumes reaching well into the stratosphere.
      It’s been estimated Krakatoa pushed ash 20 miles plus up

      • Like the One in Iceland?
        Asking as it Seems too much of a Chance to Me that He Erupted and Then We had a Hard Winter Here in England…

    • BootsStrap… you really gonna make me do this two times? – yikes, I’m just copy it…here goes:

      0.000000666 seconds, which was calculated by using the IPCC climate computer model using meta data and not actually measuring it. It works out to being about the same length of time that it takes to cast a shadow. You can also prove this to yourself by creating and possibly submitting the empirical data by stepping from sunlight into a shaded area with a stopwatch. The IPCC has grant money ($$billions) approved for this kind of research. Like it says on the IPCC careers page, “if you can cast a shadow you can work for the IPCC”. Hope you win that bet and use this information to prove to someone that blocking sunlight DOES affect the weather. My mom says I’m really not supposed to be posting here anymore but this was an easy one. You’re WELCOME. Timmy

      • I Don’t See Your rely THIS Post Before This One, So How can You be Repeating Yourself?

        Yeah Me too have £10 on This and I’d LOVE a bit of the old White Crunchy Stuff….

        • £10 – sounds like you’ve not been chopping the old White Crunchy Stuff up fine enough on your mirror BootStrap[Mr]

    • If Mt Saint Helens spewed an ash plume to 25,000 feet and the wind was blowing west at 80 mph, it would block the sun from Yakima and would bring severe weather in less than 30 minutes. From a sunny day to darkness , wind and hard rain as fast as you can drive.
      Time, speed, distance.

      How long did it take to change the weather next to Taal under that lightning storm ? 10 seconds? I was a nice day in the P I, the mountain looked so pretty and kabammm… instant shit storm.
      It didn’t effect the weather ?

  10. Why worry for something you have no control over?

    Doris Day
    It was written by Jay Livingston
    and Ray Evans for Alfred Hitchcock’s
    1956 re-make of his 1934 film
    “The Man Who Knew Too Much” starring
    Doris Day and
    James Stewart.

    When I was just a little girl,
    I asked my mother, “What will I be?”
    Will I be pretty?
    Will I be rich?
    Here’s what she said to me:

    “Que sera, sera,
    Whatever will be, will be;
    The future’s not ours to see.
    Que sera, sera,
    What will be, will be

    When I grew up and fell in love.
    I asked my sweetheart, “What lies ahead?
    Will we have rainbows
    Day after day?”
    Here’s what my sweetheart said:

    “Que sera, sera,
    Whatever will be, will be;
    The future’s not ours to see.
    Que sera, sera,
    What will be, will be

    • Adonis, wink, wink, I thought that many of the these “women” were “glamorous” too before, and that’s the clue, they were glamorous and they did/do had/have some great voices.

      So everything should work out just fine because:
      Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy

      Don’t Worry Be Happy, don’t bring everybody down, believe the illusion, not the reality, is best – believe that, then stop right here… but for those who think, Beauty is truth, truth beauty. There are lot of beauties that go back millenniums.

      A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it’s going to get. Ian Williams Goddard

      You can ignore reality but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.

      Reality no longer matters; only the perception of reality. The power of myth reigns supreme.

      Remember… don’t belive your lyin’ eyes Adonis.

    • A note to the real RWF no joking:

      Thanks Robert, John the 1st, Centurian, Adoni and Deb, too many to list. I know that all of you Ice Age Intellectual Dark Web geniuses get it now, and that you know that I get it that you all get it now, you giant computer brained “humane” humans. Like the Rolfs and Alans “in the sky”, you’ve tried to let me/us know that of course you would have gotten it long, long ago. Just can’t get family to even start to wake up to the “physics” so Que sera, sera, What will be, will be. The “altered” entertainers, including Greta, TV, Hollywood, politicians etc… all of them are and were really victims but they have created some fantastic entertainment over the years. So does the end really justify the means? Really? When Atlantis is eventually put back on it’s wheels they’ll just take it all the genuis of the past for granted like we do today. All this canned entertainment is being saved and stored for future folks to see as well. Folks our age, got to live in the sweetspot of history of this interglacial when this entertainment was actually created. Now finding out that guys like you all are at Rolf’s level of humanity to a large degree is really the cherry on the icing on the cake.

      Thank you for communicating with me directly through your hundreds of hints and not giving up. I finally, finally fully got your/this message just now from Adoni and John the 1st and Deb… I’m a little slow sometimes…but eventually…. good job Sensei Robert. Coincidentally, no joke, I actually wrote out the words to Que sera, sera when I likely wasn’t much older than that little boy in the vid and then later in a love letter to a wife to be (changing a few words of course) because I really like those words too (but how could you have “known” that?) I thought that, that song and those words were the best to use at the time… too.. and it looks like they still are, never expected to have someone send them back to me. Honored to have been able to communicate way more than verbally like you/we just did above and before and by the Ice Age astro/geo/geopolitcal “humane” men that I most respect as genius – yourself and Rolf and Alan and Tony and Ben and David and Christian. All way beyond “humane” genius too. I/we all must let the “Show must go on”. Three Dog Night. (we’ve all been used like all the entertainers/teachers who have gone before… and I way more than enjoyed it – and like Rolf for sure was luckily not altered in anyway except “psychologically”;) – I only sat at the feet and read and listened to all you Pythagoras/Socrates/Platos. All of you and your sites combined are the most important sites of the “aboveground” “Ice Age Intellectual Dark Web” What I’d been searching for, for most of a lifetime. I really do love all of you guys and your intellect pretty much exactly as Rolf writes in his .pdf text below. Thanks much again for “letting me in on it too” on it… your books and this perfect site (as folks are obviously going to start checking the real-time “Extreme Weather Station” more and more and where better than this site – none – zero – to be able to be the aboveground – 90,000 year – Ice Age Intellectual Dark Web if it isn’t already – the world-wide ground zero of cross pollination and understanding and the covert link to all the genius of yours and Rolf’s level of “humane” humanity. So Bim or Bom you are it.

      Rolf wanted both to send me a message and also to get folks to “find” Tony Heller and likely this site at the same time by putting that hyperlink in his ….so the “smart” or “enlightened” or “awake folks” (eugenics again) would especially and covertly find Tony and eventually all of you guys. Rolf knew I was reading his stuff, your stuff and Tony’s stuff. I would Cc.. you and Rolf and AW on the same notes and he knew I would, or might, be able to eventually find or “communicate” more with the genius of the Ice Age Now level . So when Rolf did what he did on his site and then you (throwing up without warning and I coincidentally just happened to see it when it was at the top of page one) my idiot geologist Winston piece exactly the way you did it, right behind “Laurel” “coincidentally or not” putting up the Quick Dick McDick vid just before, to shout out to me directly and you, Centurion, Jean S., Deb, Laurel made me laugh right out loud – and now this latest message from “Laurel” – the best gift along with the previous best gifts. You gentle genius types are a hoot – no joke. I’d CC..d you on stuff intermittently over the years, but more so since last summer on the aniversary of the Apollo hoax. You sent a short personal thank you note to me one time years ago but I guess I’d never figured out that you or your sock puppets who I’d just though were “real” (likely some are but you are the sysop so indirectly everything is under your control about which “crazies” and what actually gets posted) commenters didn’t get it. I’m a little dense sometime. But now I know, or think at least, that you have been communicating as gently and intelligently to the world as Rolf and Alan and Tony and Christian and and Ben and David using your books and websites, the “team” of sock puppets, including Laurel, Centurion, the “Sassy/Clarise Starling Darling Deb” for years now. I should have really known when you, John the 1st, posted “It’s the same old game” back on August 2 and you actually posted my links at the end. It is now way more than obvious that you especially are recognized and loved by many, if not “the” many, for a long time. Your note above from Laurel and all the work from all of you “real” guys really hammer it home. I now ranch grassfed Angus beef and some Muscovey Ducks (eugenics/natural selection) …. and Soros sounds as straight forward about ranching and eugenics as any of my grandfathers, dad or uncles. Whatever “must” be, will be. The Show must go on.

      “He had a deep feeling and respect for another man, for the beauty of his character and his intelligence. He actually had fallen in love with the man during the first moments when the two met, through he would never see it as a …relationship, because there had never been any direct … contact involved or ever even been considered. Nevertheless, a deep loving relationship unfolded between the two men, and continued to unfold. It remained strong even in the challenging environment in which the protagonist turns out to be deeply in love with Steve’s wife. In this environment Steve simply steps aside and lets the unfolding love
      affair continue. He goes as far as giving up his own bed, camping out on the balcony for a night. While Steve is a scientist, exploring the dimensions of love, and sees his response as a matter of scientific imperative, he is unaware at the time that a deeper factor is involved, a factor of love and respect between two men.
      Without that love such giant strides would not have been taken, certainly not for merely a scientific imperative. This single vista brings to light a profound aspect of the … dimension and paints such relationships in quite a different color. (see, Discovering Love, chapters 9, 11, 12, 13)

      Salute Herr Robert and to all of My Captains, My Captains. Beauty is truth, truth beauty. It’s Just A Ride…but What a ride, eh?

      A way more on the same page Robert – Winston Smith – Cheers, Amigo

  11. If Taal ends up doing the full-on supervolcano scenario, good luck. Just look up how Tambora affected worldwide temperatures, or the Laki eruption and those were nowhere near supervolcano eruptions. All the supervolcanos that still have active magma chambers have a potential for cataclysm.

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