And then, in January 2020, boom.
My younger brother Javi was in Canlubang at the time and got this photo of the eruption plume:
Various satellite and radar views from YouStorm:
Visible lava fountains would follow soon after.
From NASA Goddard Earth Observatory, satellite views of the eruption, and before/after satellite views of devastation on the volcanic island.
At the time of this writing Taal’s alert level has been lowered to 1.