Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines): strong sulfur dioxide emissions

Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 06:41
06:41 AM | BY: MARTIN
Degassing activity of Taal volcano is associated with strong SO2 emissions as visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Degassing activity of Taal volcano is associated with strong SO2 emissions as visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The degassing activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels as strong and intense sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 14326 tonnes/day! yesterday.
The latest value exceeded almost 5 times SO2 average levels (3000 tonnes/day) over the past two months.
PHIVOLCS's surveillance cameras observed gas-steam plumes rising from the crater lake which rose to an altitude of 8,200 ft (2,500 m).
The Taal Volcano Network recorded only 10 volcanic earthquakes during t24 hours between 28-29 June.
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 29 June 2021

Previous news

Mon, 24 May 2021, 09:00
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. ... Read all
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