Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines): new phreatomagmatic explosion today
The 5 minutes lasted explosion generated dark pyroclastic material, leading fragments arcing upwards along parabolic paths so-called cock's tail, up to 4,300 ft (1,300 m) altitude. Presence of water is likely causing significant explosive interaction (phreatomagmatic activity) of water and magma.
The event was followed by another four short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts at 18:26, 19:21, 19;41 and 20:20 local time lasted no more than two minutes associated with 200 meters ash columns.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 6685 tonnes/day yesterday and continue at above-average levels.
The Taal Volcano Network recorded 52 volcanic earthquakes and 3 minutes tremor during t24 hours between 1-2 July.
In addition, the alert level for the volcano was raised to Level 3 as phreatomagmatic explosion occurred.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 2 July 2021
Timelapse of the phreatomagmatic explosion from Taal volcano today (source: @phivolcs_dost/twitter)
Following a short phreatomagmatic eruption at #Taal Volcano, the Alert Level is raised from 2 (increasing unrest) to 3 (magmatic unrest). Communities nearby are encouraged to be vigilant & stay out of danger zones. Follow @phivolcs_dost & their Facebook page for official updates. pic.twitter.com/eMYCLDUvdV— Dr. Angela Doherty (@lavagirlnz) July 1, 2021