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caldera 311 m / 1,020 ft
Luzon, Philippines, 14°N / 120.99°E
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Taal volcano (Philippines) eruption update: activity continues to slowly decrease

Monday Jan 27, 2020 11:47 AM | BY: T

Earthquakes under Taal volcano during the past days
Earthquakes under Taal volcano during the past days
The activity of the volcano has continued to slowly decrease. During the past week, it has been characterized by "weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 800 meters high that drifted northeast."
In its latest bulletin, the volcano observatory reports sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions dropped to an average of 87 tonnes/day. Seismic activity remains elevated, but also decreased compared to 1-2 weeks ago: "The Taal Volcano Network recorded one hundred seventy (170) volcanic earthquakes including four (4) low-frequency earthquakes."
"Alert Level 3 is maintained over Taal Volcano. DOST-PHIVOLCS reminds the public that sudden steam-driven and even weak phreatomagmatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall, and lethal volcanic gas expulsions can still occur and threaten areas within Taal Volcano Island and nearby lakeshores. DOST-PHIVOLCS recommends that entry into the Taal Volcano Island as well as into areas over Taal Lake and communities west of the island within a seven (7) km radius from the Main Crater must be strictly prohibited." (PHIVOLCS)
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Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
The activity of the volcano has continued to decrease overall, showing no significant changes: the observatory reported it was characterized by "weak emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 500 meters high from the Main Crater that drifted southwest. ... [more]
Depth vs time of earthquakes beneath Taal volcano during the past days
Monday, Jan 20, 2020
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. ... [more]
Recent earthquakes under Taal volcano
Sunday, Jan 19, 2020
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. ... [more]

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