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Danger zone markers out, but Taal still a no-go zone

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MEMBERS of the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday remove the bouys marking the seven-kilometer danger zone around Taal Volcano after the alert level was downgraded to two from three last Friday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology (PHIVOLCS), however, reiterated in its Feb. 17 advisory that at Alert Level 2, “sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur.” As such, the Taal Volcano Island, declared as a permanent danger zone, remains off-limits. Entry into to the island “must be strictly prohibited,” PHIVOLCS said.









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