Phivolcs Releases Latest Update on Taal Volcano
The state volcanology agency Phivolcs recorded a total of 95 volcanic earthquakes at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours.
On Friday (July 23, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) released the latest update about Taal Volcano. The volcano remains under alert level 3.
Taal reportedly generates 68 volcanic tremor events lasting from one to 17 minutes and continues to emit volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) reaching an average of 5,286 tonnes per day. The steam-rich plumes from the main crater reaches 900 meters.
The seismology bureau also said that Taal Volcano Island continues to deflate since April 2021. Taal Volcano Island has been declared as a Permanent Danger Zone and entry inside the area is strictly prohibited.
Taal Volcano remains under alert level 3 indicating magma extruding from the main crater, which may cause an explosive eruption.
The agency also advised the aircrafts not to fly close to the volcano’s main crater for possible ash plumes emission. The residents living near Taal are also advised to take precautionary measure for possible eruption.
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