Phivolcs reports weak Taal Volcano steam emission
MANILA, Philippines – Taal Volcano had a weak steam emission 100 meters high in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday.
In its 8 a.m. Tuesday bulletin, Phivolcs added that that sulfur dioxide emission was monitored at 100 tons per day.
Monday’s steam emission was measured at 20 to 50 meters high.
Phivolcs, meanwhile, said that the Taal Volcanic Network recorded a total of 87 volcanic earthquakes around the volcano, including one low-frequency event and two harmonic tremors having durations of one to three minutes.
Alert Level 3 remains hoisted over Taal Volcano, meaning “sudden steam-driven and even weak phreatomagmatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall, and lethal volcanic gas expulsions can still occur and threaten areas within Taal Volcano Island and nearby lake shores.”
Phivolcs also reminded the public that entry into the Taal Volcano Island, as well as into areas over Taal Lake and communities west of the island within a seven-kilometer radius from the main crater, is strictly prohibited.
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