An eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines began on January 12, 2020 thas has been upgraded the alert status to Alert Level 4 after volcanic activities intensified as "continuous eruption generated a tall 10 to 15 kilometres (6.2 to 9.3 mi) steam-laden tephra column with frequent volcanic lightning that rained wet ashfall on the general north as far as Quezon City and Caloocan."
Ashfall from the volcano were also experienced in Cavite and Laguna and reached as far as Metro Manila and Clark International Airport. a total of 10,000 families or 43,681 individuals are taking shelter in 217 evacuation centers.
There were also reported of dead animals estimated to 1900 different species. And many dead fish was floating on the lake such as tilapia and Sardinella tawilis, as these may have been affected by the sulfur from the eruption.