Taal volcano (Philippines) eruption update: steam emissions, sporadic small explosions, but strong internal unrest
Mon, 20 Jan 2020, 11:5211:52 AM | BY: T
The surface activity from the main crater of the volcano continued to slowly decrease, characterized by steady steam emission and infrequent weak explosions that generated ash plumes rising 500 to 1000 meters and dispersing light ash to the southwest.
Depth vs time of earthquakes beneath Taal volcano during the past days
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions remains elevated at an average of 4353 tonnes/day.
Seismic activity has been intense and increased a bit compared to yesterday: The Taal Volcano Network, which can record very small local earthquakes undetectable otherwise, recorded 673 volcanic earthquakes including twelve 12 low-frequency earthquakes. "Such intense seismic activity likely signifies continuous magmatic intrusion beneath the Taal edifice, which may lead to further eruptive activity." (PHIVOLCS)
Sun, 19 Jan 2020, 10:34
Taal volcano (Philippines) eruption update: activity remains low, but strong interrnal unrest continues
The volcano's activity has not changed significantly during the past 24 hours and remains at low levels, with weak emissions of steam plumes rising 300 to 500 meters high from the Main Crater and drifting to the southwest mostly. ... Read all