Phivolcs Releases Latest Updates About Taal Volcano for Thursday
TAAL VOLCANO – The state volcanology agency released the latest updates about Mt. Taal after showing signs of irregularities.
On Thursday (August 20, 2020), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released the latest reports regarding Mt. Taal. The volcano remains under alert level 1 for steaming out ashes and indicating signs of unrest.
Taal becomes one of the most trending topics online over the past few days after showing irregularities together with other volcanoes including Kanlaon, Bulusan, and Mayon. The incident causes fear and panic to some residents.
Phivolcs recorded at least three (3) volcanic earthquakes in the past 24-hour period. The volcano also emits about 80 meters high weak steaming or fumarolic activity from the vents of the main crater.
The volcanology agency also advised the residents to observe safety measures for possible expulsions of volcanic gas, minor ashfall, volcanic earthquakes, and sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions.
The agency reminded the residents that the entry into the TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone, or PDZ is strictly prohibited. They have also advised the civil aviation authorities to advise pilots to avoid flying near the crater.
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