Phivolcs eases Taal Volcano alertBy Leila B. Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Taal Volcano has calmed down, prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to lower its alert from Level 2 to Level 1.
Phivolcs said the number of volcanic earthquakes recorded on a daily basis has decreased, as well as the steam from the volcano. The emission of carbon dioxide has also decreased.
Phivolcs raised the Taal alert to Level 2 last April 9 and warned people against getting close to the volcano.