Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines) activity update: highest SO2 emissions level ever recorded yesterday

Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 05:44
05:44 AM | BY: MARTIN
SO2 emissions from Taal volcano detected by Sentinel5p (image: @PlatformAdam/twitter)
SO2 emissions from Taal volcano detected by Sentinel5p (image: @PlatformAdam/twitter)
The strong fumarolic activity continues at the volcano accompanied by series of phreatomagmatic explosions (see previous post).
The local observatory PHIVOLCS recorded 22628 tonnes/day! of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions yesterday, the highest level recorded in Taal volcano ever.
The seismic instrument detected 26 strong low-frequency (LF) earthquakes as volcanic gases reaching the shallow hydrothermal system that feeds into the lake accompanied by degassing. The earthquakes were felt at the northeastern shorelines of Volcano Island.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 4 July 2021

Previous news

Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 00:54
Dense and dark ash plume generated by Taal volcano (image: PHIVOLCS)
Phreatomagmatic activity continues to occur from the Taal Main Crater over the last few days. ... Read all
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