PHIVOLCS: Taal Volcano Still Alert Level 2, Moderate Steam Emitted
PHIVOLCS – Here are the updates by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) regarding Taal Volcano on February 27, 2020.
The agency said that Taal Volcano emitted moderate steam of up to 300 meters high from Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
“In the past 24 hours, activity in the main crater was characterized by moderate emission of steam-laden plumes that rose 300 meters high before drifting southwest between 9:00 p.m. yesterday and 3:00 a.m. today,”
Accoding to Inquirer, the agancy’s Taal Volcano Network (TVN) recorded at about 34 volcanic earthquakes. The volcano is still under Alert Level 2.
“Phivolcs reminds the public that at Alert Level 2, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island and along its coast,”
As per the report, the agency urged local government units to evaluate areas that are previously evacuated, which are within the volcano’s seven-kilometer radius for damage and accessibility.
It also urged them to boost up their preparedness, contingency and communication measures, in case another unrest occurs.
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