PHIVOLCS warns for possible ‘eruptive activity’ of Taal Volcano following volcanic earthquake

PHIVOLCS warns for possible ‘eruptive activity’ of Taal Volcano following volcanic earthquake

- PHIVOLCS said in its 8 a.m. bulletin that a volcanic earthquake was felt in some parts of Batangas and Cavite

- The Taal Volcano also emitted dirty white plumes on Monday, PHIVOLCS said

- The state seismologists said that the volcanic earthquake indicated a “magmatic activity”

- The “magmatic activity” could possibly lead to “eruptive activity,” according to PHIVOLCS

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Taal volcano was seen emitting plumes and volcanic earthquakes were felt in some parts of Batangas and Cavite.

KAMI learned that according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), about 134 seismic events were detected by the Taal Volcano Network in the past 24 hours.

In a report by the GMA News Online (authored by Dona Magsino), the volcanic earthquakes signify “magmatic activity” and it could lead to “eruptive activity” at the main crater.

“These earthquakes signify magmatic activity beneath the Taal edifice that could lead to eruptive activity at the main crater," PHIVOLCS said.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, PHIVOLCS claimed that a magnitude 3.2 volcanic earthquake was felt in Laurel and Agoncillo in Batangas at 4:20 a.m.

Meanwhile, Intensity III was felt in Lemery, Batangas, and Intensity II was experienced in Tagaytay City, Cavite.

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As reported by the ABS-CBN News, Alert Level 3 remains over Taal Volcano. People are prohibited to enter the Taal Volcano Islands as well as the communities within the 7-kilometer radius from the main crater.

In a report by KAMI before, some evacuees were allowed to go back to their homes when Alert Level 3 was lowered over the Taal Volcano.

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