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Phivolcs Releases Latest Update on Taal Volcano (June 15)

The state volcanology agency Phivolcs recorded 221 volcanic earthquakes in Taal Volcano over the past 24 hours.

On Tuesday (June 15, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) releases the latest update regarding Taal Volcano. Taal reportedly generates a total of 221 volcanic earthquakes.

Phivolcs said that 29 of the volcanic quakes were of low frequency while the remaining 192 tremor events lasted from one to 135 minutes. The agency observed the low-level background tremor since April 8, 2021.

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Taal upwelled volcanic fluids, which allegedly leads in plumes reaching 1,500-meter tall drifting to the southwest. The volcano reportedly emits sulfur dioxide with an average of 5,837 tonnes per day on June 14, 2021.

The seismology agency announced that the Taal Volcano Island has started to deflate in April 2021, according to its GPS and InSAR monitoring.

The volcanology bureau said that Taal remains under Alert Level 2 indicating an increased unrest. Sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions, volcanic earthquakes, and minor ashfall are expected under the current alert level.

Phivolcs still prohibits the entry to Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and residents are discouraged to boat on Taal Lake. Pilots are also advised to avoid flying near the volcano’s crater due to possible sudden explosions and airborne ash.

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