Taal volcano (Luzon Island, Philippines) activity update: sulfur dioxide emissions decreased significantly

Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 05:25
05:25 AM | BY: MARTIN
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano today (image: @CCTVAsiaPacific/twitter)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano today (image: @CCTVAsiaPacific/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The volcano has been producing high levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from the Taal Main Crater during the past week. On 4 July the highest level of SO2 emissions ever was detected (see previous post).
According to local observatory PHIVOLCS, the situation changed today as sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to only 5299 tonnes/day and are approaching year-long average levels (3000 tonnes/day).
Near-constant emissions of steam-laden plumes reached to an altitude of 9,900 ft (3,000 m) and drifted S and E respectively.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 5 July 2021

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Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 05:44
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). ... Read all
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