Taal volcano (Luzon, Philiippines): SO2 emissions rapidly increased

Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 09:07
09:07 AM | BY: MARTIN
Constant steaming from fumarolic vents at Taal volcano (PHIVOLCS webcam image)
Constant steaming from fumarolic vents at Taal volcano (PHIVOLCS webcam image)
The seismic activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The seismic instrument recorded 383 volcano-tectonic earthquakes over the past 24 hours including 238 periods of the elevated amplitude volcanic tremor that lasted 1-12 minutes. This indicates elevated fluid movements of gas, water and possibly magma under the surface.
In addition, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions increased rapidly to a 1886 tonnes/day on 12 April as emissions of steam-laden plumes rose approx. 300 meters above the fumarolic vents. For comparison, SO2 emissions reached to a 799 tonnes/day on 9 April.
The Main Crater Lake temperature reached to a 71.8°C with a pH of 1.59 on 4 March caused by volcanic gas reaching the shallow hydrothermal system that feeds into the lake accompanied by degassing.
The ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt continues at low but stable levels that began in January
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 14 April 2021

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