PHIVOLCS Shares Real-time IP Camera Snapshots of Taal

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has shared on its social media real-time IP camera snapshots of the Taal Main Crater and Taal Volcano Island.

The images were captured at around 10:00 AM today, March 10, 2021 (Wednesday).

Yesterday, March 9, 2021, PHIVOLCS raised the alert status of Taal from alert level 1 to alert level 2 due to elevated seismicity and increasing acidity of the Main Crater Lake.

Taal Volcano Bulletin

In the 8:00 AM update of PHIVOLCS today, Taal has recorded 51 volcanic earthquakes and 41 volcanic tremor episodes that lasted 1 to 4 minutes in the past 24-hours.

PHIVOLCS added that “activity at the Main Crater consisted of weak emission of steam-laden plumes from fumarolic vents that rose 5 meters high. Temperature highs of 71.8°C and pH of 1.59 were last measured from the Main Crater Lake respectively on 04 March and 12 February 2021.”

Furthermore, Taal is at  Alert Level 2 (increased unrest) and the public is reminded that the following can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island (TVI):

  • sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions
  • volcanic earthquakes
  • minor ashfall
  • lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

PHIVOLCS Reminders

  • Entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, must remain strictly prohibited.
  • Local government units are advised to continuously assess and strengthen the preparedness of previously evacuated barangays around Taal Lake in case of renewed unrest.
  • Civil aviation authorities must advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from sudden explosions and wind-remobilized ash may pose hazards to aircraft.

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Source: PHIVOLCS | FB, Taal Volcano Bulletin

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