76 villages at risk of volcanic tsunami

Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

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:

Agoncillo

- Adia

- Bagong Sikat

- Bilibinwang

- Bangin

- Guitna

- Panhulan

- Pansipit

- Pook

- San Teodoro

- Santa Cruz

- Santo Tomas

- Subic Ibaba

- Subic Ilaya

- Banyaga

Alitagtag

- Ping-as

- Poblacion East and West

- Santa Cruz

- Tadlac

Balete

- Calawit

- Looc

- Magapi

- Makina

- Malabanan

- Palsara

- Poblacion

- Sala

- Sampalocan

- Solis

- San Sebastian

Cuenca

- Calumayin

- Don Juan

- San Felipe

Laurel

- 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

Lemery

- Ayao-iyao

- Malinis

- Palanas

- District IV

- Sambal Ilaya

- Sangalang

Lipa City

- Bagong Pook

- Bulaklakan

- Duhatan

- Halang

Malvar

- 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)