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Taal Volcano records 4 minor phreatic eruptions -PHIVOLCS
Taal Volcano records 4 minor phreatic eruptions -PHIVOLCS
Taal Volcano records 4 minor phreatic eruptions -PHIVOLCS
by Kristan Carag16 May 2024
General view of Taal volcano's crater lake, Batangas province, Philippines July 2, 2021. in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Video recorded with a drone. PHIVOLCS-DOST via REUTERS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded four minor successive phreatic or steam-driven eruptions on Tuesday, May 16, in the Taal Volcano in Batangas.

PHIVOLCS said the volcanic events 'produced white steam-laden plumes that rose between 50 and 300 meters above the Main Crater before drifting west-northwest based on IP camera monitors'.

"Weak phreatic activity is likely driven by the continued emission of hot volcanic gases at the Taal Main Crater and could be succeeded by similar events," PHIVOLCs explained in an advisory.

"The background levels of volcanic earthquake activity and ground deformation detected at Taal indicate that unrest is unlikely to progress into magmatic eruption," the agency assured.


PHIVOLCS reminded the public that Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 1, which meant that the condition of the volcano remains 'abnormal'.

"At Alert Level 1, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within (the Taal Volcano Island)," PHIVOLCS warns.

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