Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines): the activity of the volcano continues at high levels, alert level remains at 4

Mo, 13. Jan 2020, 08:08
08:08 AM | VON: MARTIN
Eruption from Taal volcano yesterday (credit: Migule De Guzman)
Eruption from Taal volcano yesterday (credit: Migule De Guzman)
An ash cloud over the Taal lake from the volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash cloud over the Taal lake from the volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The volcano entered to a period of increased phreatic activity.
PHIVOLCS recorded magmatic eruptions on 12 January at 13:00 local time and today on 13 January between at 02:49 to 04:28 local time.
An ash plumes reached 55,000 ft (16,800 m) altitude.
The magmatic eruption is characterized by lava fountaining accompanied by thunders of lightning. At 14:00 local time yesterday, the sounds of eruptions were heard at Talisay, Batangas.
The seismic station records 75 volcano-tectonic earthquakes on 13 January at 5:00 local time. Increased seismic activity is accompanied by magma movement under the volcano which may lead to next eruptive activity.
Alert level remains at 4 on a scale of 0-5. The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows and tsunamis could affect an area of about 14 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 13 January 2020

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