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Short-lived phreatic activity spotted at Taal volcano
Short-lived phreatic activity spotted at Taal volcano
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Short-lived phreatic activity spotted at Taal volcano
by Mary Antalan15 May 2024
Photo courtesy: PHIVOLCS

A short-lived phreatic event was seen in Taal volcano's main crater on Wednesday, May 15, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

In an X post, the state seismologist said the short-lived phreatic event or steam-driven eruption occurred at 1:45 PM.

PHIVOLCS report said the event lasted for 5 minutes and "produced a 500 meter-tall steam plume that drifted west-northwest."

Meanwhile, Taal has been placed at Alert Level 1, which means that it is still in a state of unrest.

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A weak phreatic was also seen on May 8, by the PHIVOLCS.

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