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Taal Volcano (Luzon, Philippines): weekly volcanic activity report 29 Jan-4 Feb 2020

Thu, 6 Feb 2020, 07:59
07:59 AM | BY: MARTIN
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano on 5 February (image: PHIVOLCS)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano on 5 February (image: PHIVOLCS)
PHIVOLCS reported that during 29 January-4 February surveillance cameras observed a white steam plume which reached approx. 3,645 ft (1,111 m) altitude and drifted SW.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 231 tonnes/day.
According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) there were a total of 23,915 people in 152 evacuation centers, and an additional 224,188 people were staying at other locations as of 3 February.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 0-5).
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 7 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 Jan-4 Feb 2020

Previous news

Wed, 5 Feb 2020, 06:00
PHIVOLCS reported that whitish steam plumes rose as high as 300 m above Taal's main vent during 5-11 February and drifted SW. Sulfur dioxide emissions ranged from values below detectable limits to a high of 116 tonnes per day (on 8 February). Weak steaming (plumes 10-20 m high) from ground cracks was visible along the Daang Kastila trail which connects the N part of Volcano Island to the N part of the main crater. ... Read all
Mon, 3 Feb 2020, 15:44
Over the past 24 hours, DOST-PHIVOLCS observed “moderate to voluminous emission of dirty-white to white steam-laden plumes rising 800 meters high before drifting southwest.” On February 1st 2020, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions was measured at an average of 97 tonnes/day. Read all
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