Short-lived large plumes generated at the Taal Main Crater

Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 04:11
04:11 AM | BY: RL
A short-lived 400- to 500-meter-tall white plume was generated at the main crater last 13 March, at 2:11 pm local time. This was caused by a burst of steam-rich gas and lasted for about 2.5 minutes based on seismic records. After the gas burst event, activity at the main crater weakened to emissions of steam-laden plumes rising 50 meters high from active fumaroles located at the northern and eastern walls. 24 hours following this event, emissions of steam-laden plumes from the active fumaroles weakened to 10 meters high.
An upwelling of high temperature volcanic gases at Taal Lake's surface was recorded yesterday, 14 March 2021, on 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm local time.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 02:54
Photograph of Taal Volcano taken 11 March, 8:30 am (source: National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council /NDRRMC)
Since the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level for the volcano to level 2 (increased unrest) on 9 March 2021, a total of 144 volcanic tremors were recorded over the following 72 hours. These include 38 low frequency volcano-tectonic quakes at shallow depths beneath the volcano edifice. On 10 March, the volcano experienced a low-level background volcanic tremor which lasted for 4.5 hours. A total of 1010 tremors were recorded since 13 Feb. 2021. Read all
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