Phivolcs Releases Latest Update About Taal Volcano (July 12)
The state volcanology agency Phivolcs recorded a total of 185 earthquakes at Taal Volcano during the past 24 hours.
On Monday (July 12, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has released the latest update regarding Taal Volcano. The agency recorded a total of 185 earthquakes at the volcano as it remains under Alert Level 3.
Phivolcs announced in their 8 am bulletin that they have recorded 176 volcanic tremor events having durations of from one to 16 minutes including seven low frequency volcanic earthquakes and a low-level background tremor.
Taal Volcano reportedly emits high levels of sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes reaching about 1,500 meters. Taal Volcano’s main crater generates ash plumes drifting southwest and west-northwest.
Last Sunday, the agency said that Taal emits SO2 averaging 6,421. The volcano could still generate “explosive eruption” under alert level 3 indicating magma extruding from the main crater/
“Based on ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt, continuous GPS and InSAR monitoring, Taal Volcano Island has begun deflating in April 2021 while the Taal region continues to undergo very slow extension since 2020,” the agency said.
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