Phivolcs Records 288 Volcanic Quakes in Taal Volcano Under Alert Level 2

Phivolcs Releases Latest Update on Taal Volcano

The state volcanology agency Phivolcs recorded 288 volcanic quakes in Taal Volcano as it remains under alert level 2.

On Tuesday (May 18, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released the latest updates about Taal Volcano. The agency observed an elevated level of unrest over the past 24 hours.

Phivolcs announced that they have recorded 288 earthquakes in Taal Volcano including 39 low frequency volcanic earthquakes and 249 volcanic tremors. The volcanic events lasted up to 20 minutes.


The agency located the tremors within five kilometers beneath Taal Volcano Island and they were very shallow. The volcano’s main crater also emitted steam-laden plumes that reaches up to 300 meters.

“Upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in the Main Crater Lake and active degassing from fumaroles on the Main Crater that produced 300-meter-tall steam-laden plumes were observed since daybreak,” Phivolcs said.


Taal Volcano could cause sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and expulsions of volcanic gas as it remains under alert level 2. The entry at Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone remains strictly prohibited to ensure the safety of everyone.

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