Guam officials continue to monitor potential impacts from Taal Volcano

Alert Level 4 still remains in effect over Taal Volcano, according to Phivolcs, which means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. (Photo courtesy ABC News)

Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense, along with the National Weather Service office in Tiyan, continue to monitor the ongoing activity associated with the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas Province, south of Manila.

At this time, the volcanic eruption poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI other than a possible light haze as early as Tuesday evening.

As advised by NWS, the haze may be visible but is not expected to cause issues prompting people to remain indoors.

Although there is no direct threat assessed for the Marianas, NWS and GHS/OCD will monitor the ongoing situation for any changes in weather patterns that could bring ash and haze to Guam and the CNMI, should this be a prolonged event.

Residents across the Marianas should continue to monitor this developing situation.

At this time, there are no advisories issued for the Marianas but those with respiratory health problems should stay up to date in the coming days, in the event there are changes to the impacts for Guam.

Advisories may be issued later prompting people with respiratory issues to stay indoors and avoid being outdoors when haze is seen. Mariners and pilots should also stay up to date in the coming days in the event of lower visibility caused by haze.

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