Taal Volcano Emits ‘Moderate’ Steam

Despite new activity observed at Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) assures that it remains at Alert Level 2. (Where and how to donate/help out the Taal Volcano eruption victims) In an advisory released this February 27, PHIVOLCS update reads: In the past 24 hours, activity in the Main Crater was […]

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Despite new activity observed at Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) assures that it remains at Alert Level 2.

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Photo of the Taal Island taken on January 13, 2020. Balete PNP

(Where and how to donate/help out the Taal Volcano eruption victims)

In an advisory released this February 27, PHIVOLCS update reads:

In the past 24 hours, activity in the Main Crater was characterized by moderate emission of steam-laden plumes that rose 300 meters high before drifting southwest between 9:00 PM yesterday and 3:00 AM today. Intermittent weak steaming activity occurred throughout the rest of the observation period. The Taal Volcano Network recorded thirty-four (34) volcanic earthquakes that are associated with rock fracturing processes beneath and around the edifice.

They reminded the public that “at Alert Level 2, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within Taal Volcano Island (TVI) and along its coast.”

However, they recommend that entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone, be strictly prohibited. Local government units are advised to additionally assess previously evacuated areas for damages and road accessibilities and to prepare in case of renewed unrest.

People are likewise advised to observe precautions due to ground displacement across fissures, frequent ashfall, and minor earthquakes. Communities beside active river channels are asked to practice vigilance. Civil aviation authorities are asked to advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano.

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