Phivolcs Releases Latest Update About Taal Volcano for Tuesday (July 13)
VOLCANO UPDATE – The state volcanology bureau Phivolcs recorded a total of 171 volcanic earthquakes at Taal Volcano.
On Tuesday (July 13, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has released the latest updates about Taal Volcano. Taal remains under alert level 3 and continue to show signs of unrest.
Phivolcs reported that the volcano generates over 171 volcanic earthquakes including 157 volcanic tremor events with duration of from one to 97 minutes, 13 low frequency volcanic earthquakes and low-level background tremor.
Taal reportedly emits an average of 6,134 tonnes per day of sulfur dioxide last Monday (July 12). Steam-rich plumes were spotted at the volcano’s main crater reaching 1,500 meters before it drifts southwest.
The agency warned the public that the entry into high-risk barangays in the municipalities of Agoncillo and Laurel is strictly prohibited. The hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami are extremely dangerous.
Phivolcs still prohibits the entry into Taal Volcano Island, which is now a Permanent Danger Zone. Any activities at Taal Lake remains prohibited. Nearby areas are warned to take precautionary measures for possible airborne ash and vog.
The seismology bureau also advised the pilots to avoid flying close to Taal Volcano Island due to sudden explosions, which could cause damage to aircrafts.
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