Phivolcs Say Taal Volcano Emits More Steam & Sulfur Dioxide
TAAL VOLCANO – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the Taal volcano spewed more steam and sulfur dioxide today.
The Taal volcano erupted on January 12, 2020. The deadly eruption has displaced more than 300,000 people in the provinces of Cavite, Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the affected families and individuals were taking temporary shelter in covered courts and public schools.
National and local governments, private sectors, and celebrities continue sending donations and relief goods to the victims. In a previous article, a Facebook post went viral after a netizen revealed that some of the relief goods were not distributed to the evacuees.
The Philippine government has declared the island is now off-limits to inhabitants. Most of the villagers said they are willing to leave the island for good. The once-blue wall is now covered with a thick layer of ashfall and looked lifeless.
On Saturday, January 25, the Phivoics said the country’s second most active volcano spewed more steam and sulfur dioxide in the past 24 hours. Based on the agency’s 8 am bulletin, the emission of steam has reached 100 to 800 meters.
Taal volcano has also released of 409 tons of sulfur dioxide. It is much higher compared to yesterday’s 224 tons.
According to the report, Phivolcs kept the danger level of the Taal volcano. It means, that a “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.” The Philippine Seismic Network (PSN) recorded 744 volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region since the eruption. The magnitude ranges between 1.2 and 4.1.
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