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Phivolcs Releases Latest Update Regarding Taal Volcano

The state volcanology agency Phivolcs reported that Taal Volcano continue to show signs of unrest after emitting steam plumes.

On Friday (May 21, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released the latest updates regarding Taal Volcano. The volcano continue to show signs of irregularities and unrest.

Phivolcs recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes including 2 low frequency volcanic quakes and 8 volcanic tremors. The volcanic events last for 8 to 37 minutes and the volcano also emits steam-laden plumes reaching about 2 kilometers.


“Activity at the Main Crater consisted of upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in its lake and aseismic steaming that began at 11:00 PM yesterday and is presently generating a voluminous steam plume 2 kilometers high and drifting southwest. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission averaged 3,051 tons/day on 20 May 2021,” Phivolcs said.

The seismology agency has shared the photos of Volcano Island and its main crater emitting a cloud of white steam. The bureau also recorded no volcanic quakes from 12:36 PM of May 20, 2021.

Taal still remains under Alert Level 2 indicating that sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes and minor ashfall are expected. The public are still prohibited to enter Taal’s permanent danger zone.

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