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Phivolcs Releases Latest Update About Taal Volcano for Saturday (July 17)

The state volcanology agency Phivolcs has recorded a total of 99 volcanic earthquake at Taal Volcano under alert level 3.

On Saturday (July 17, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has released the latest update volcano about Taal Volcano. The volcano reportedly generates 99 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours.

Phivolcs reported that Taal generates 90 volcanic tremor events with a duration from one to 11 minutes and nine low frequency volcanic earthquakes.  A low-level background tremor has been observed since July 7.

Volcanic Earthquakes

The seismology agency said that Taal emits sulfur dioxide averaging 6,574 tonnes last Friday (July 16). It also produced about 1,200-meter steam-rich plumes from the crater, which drifts north and northeast.

Taal Volcano remains under alert level 3 wherein magma extruding from the Main Crater could drive explosive eruption.

The agency also reminded the public that entry in Taal Volcano Island is strictly prohibited after it has been declared as a Permanent Danger Zone due to the hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.

“All activities on Taal Lake should not be allowed at this time,” Phivolcs said.

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