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Mis para 2020 son
hacer 100 ,
tomar más ,
trabajar en de ,
construir mi y
mejorar mi . 😊🙏

My for 2020 are to
make ,
take more ,
in ,
build my and
improve my .

Tweet by @cnnphilippines on about 2 hours ago

Phivolcs: From 5:00am to 4:00pm today, the Taal Volcano Network, which includes small earthquakes undetectable by the PSN, recorded 366 volcanic earthquakes, 3 tremor events, and 8 low-frequency earthquakes

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Today I got an from Google:

"We wanted to let you know the
of the _____, has replied to the you wrote for it on Feb 19, 2016."

I had given them a 5-star rating in 2016. FOUR long years ago! :anidab_right:


"The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to , who felt their own restive and uprising, and gave to it neither nor ."
~ Mary Oliver

Tweet by @phivolcs_dost on

16 JANUARY 2020 05:00 PM

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Wow. Today's been a pretty nice day. :awesome:

Attended a new group in the afternoon that left me feeling good and hopeful. Learned a few things. So glad I went. 🙏 Looking forward to the next one! :blobcatpeek:

Then went to an evening Meetup that never happened because the organizer was a no-show, but a fellow attendee and I are now doing our own little Meetup... Without the organizer. Who needs him anyway? 😋

Quick little update:

Things in are normal. The sky is clear. None of my contacts (private individuals) reporting in their area anymore. Flights are a go. Hardly anyone walking around with . (It's actually not unusual for some people to wear masks -- blame air pollution.) I only saw one guy with a proper N95 mask -- which is what you'll really need if you're in an area with ashfall.

Tweet by @PhilippineStar on

[AS OF 8:00AM] The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that Alert Level 4 is still in effect over . This means that hazardous explosive is possible within hours to days.

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Tweet by @cnnphilippines on about half an hour ago :

from may no longer be felt in other parts of the country, and would only reach the southwestern portion of

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Tweet by @cnnphilippines:

: On the other hand, the City of Manila, Makati, and Quezon City have announced that classes in all levels will resume tomorrow.

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14 January 8AM

"... continuous of the Main Crater due to magmatic and hydrovolcanic activity.
... generated 500-meter tall fountains topped by dark gray steam-laden plumes reaching approximately 2 kms tall that dispersed ash to the SW and W of the Main Crater
... total of 212 volcanic in Taal region
... Intensity I-V
... probably signifies continuous magmatic intrusion beneath the Taal edifice"

Oh wow.
Look at the time.
04:50 AM.
Time to go to bed.

Goodnight, Mastodon. 🌃

Received via SMS from the NTC, i.e. an official announcement:

"... suspension of all classes in all levels and work in government in the affected areas of Calabarzon, NCR and Region 3, except frontline response agencies involved in disaster response, delivery of basic and health service, and/or vital services. The private sector is highly encouraged to suspend work for the safety of their employees."

Tweet from

@philredcross: As of 10:30 AM, 13 January 2020

There are still no power and water supply in , . Electricity has also been cut off in , Batangas and Brgy. Sambong, City.

Roads in Batangas are now passable, but precautionary driving measures are strongly advised.

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Tweeted by CNN about 3 hours ago on :

@cnnphilippines: Taal Volcano had a magmatic eruption early this morning after spewing only smoke and ash since Sunday afternoon

sucks! Yes, there are people making about the 😡

I normally stay out of enough for my well-being. But silly me, I searched for and saw a dumb tweet by some twit making jokes about the word ashfall.

That's what I get for spending too much time on social media.

Will try to sleep now.

Thank you, wonderful Mastodon people, for the boosts/favourites and most especially for the prayers. The world isn't hopeless yet. 🙏

I should say that right now that the only real trouble for us in is the . We can avoid it to a certain degree. We're safe if we follow the advice/warnings of the authorities/experts.

I just saw photos of (presumably from the volcano's surrounding areas) getting evacuated and they had mud on them. They were not wearing . For now they're getting rescued. Hopefully they'll get immediate medical attention too.


The red dot is the currently erupting .
The green and yellow dots are areas within .
Ashfall is getting thick in some areas.

Stay indoors.
Close doors/windows and block the space below the doors.

Use an umbrella when going out.
Be well-covered --
wear long sleeves,
closed footwear,
Wear eye protection / eyeglasses / goggles.
Wear a dust mask.
Seriously, if it's not important or urgent, just don't go out.

Charge everything that's rechargeable --
Meralco has 3 circuits down already.

It's bad out there. 🙏

Ashfall reaches
as erupts,
prompts evacuations in the 😨

"The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ... raised the status ... to an Alert Level 4 late Sunday, local time, indicating a hazardous eruption is possible within hours to days. ... Alert Level 5 meaning a hazardous eruption is in progress."

Must stay indoors now. 🏠 Ready with my mask. 😷 Please 🙏

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