Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines): continuing lava fountains and new vents were observed

Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:43
12:43 PM | BY: MARTIN
Detected thermal signals from the Taal´s main crater captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Detected thermal signals from the Taal´s main crater captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava fountain from Taal Volcano Main Crater (image: PHIVOLCS)
Lava fountain from Taal Volcano Main Crater (image: PHIVOLCS)
PHIVOLCS recorded that the activity of the volcano continues with lava fountaining. Lava fountains on the N flank remain active, currently about 500 m long. New vents were observed.
A steam plumes rose 2 km above the summit. A volcanic ash is dispersed towards the southwest.
Since the 12 January at 13:00 local time the seismic station records 144 volcano-tectonic earthquakes of which 44 earthquakes were felt in area of Tagaytay, Alitagtag, Lemery, Santo Tomas, Talisay, and Batangas. Increased seismic activity is accompanied by magma movement under the volcano which may lead to next eruptive activity.
Alert level remains at 4 on a scale of 0-5. The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows and tsunamis could affect an area of about 14 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 13 January 2020

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Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 08:08
Eruption from Taal volcano yesterday (credit: Migule De Guzman)
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