Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines): 5,000 ft steam-laden plumes

Mon, 24 May 2021, 09:00
09:00 AM | BY: MARTIN
Webcam screenshot from strong degassing activity on 22 May (image: PHIVOLCS)
Webcam screenshot from strong degassing activity on 22 May (image: PHIVOLCS)
The activity of the volcano remains unchanged - seismic unrest and degassing activity continue at elevated levels, indicating that magma is moving and accumulating underneath the surface and might cause new eruptions at any time.
On 22 May PHIVOLCS's surveillance cameras observed increasingly gas-steam plumes rising from the crater lake which rose 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above the Main Crater and drifted southwest.
On 21 May, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 3426 tonnes/day.
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.
Ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt, continuous GPS and InSAR monitoring continue to record a very slow and steady inflation and expansion of the Taal region that began after the January 2020 eruption.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 24 May 2021

Emissions of steam and gases rose 1,5 km above the Main Crater Lake (source: PHIVOLCS webcam)

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