Taal Volcano swells anew, PHIVOLCS stays vigilant on volcanic activities

Taal Volcano swells anew, PHIVOLCS stays vigilant on volcanic activities

- PHIVOLCS is once more on high alert status after they found that Taal Volcano is swelling anew

- The agency has recorded 14 volcanic quakes in the area, causing the agency to be vigilant with regards to its activities

- PHIVOLCS Officer-in-charge Undersecretary Renato Solidum, Jr. revealed that the agency has detected slight to moderate activities

- They also saw that Taal has been emitting smoke and PHIVOLCS has tagged the volcanic activity at Alert Level 1

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Taal Volcano has shown some volcanic activity, which sent the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology to be on the Alert Level 1.

A report on "24 Oras" revealed that there were 14 volcanic quakes recorded in the area.

Taal Volcano swells anew, PHIVOLCS on high alert
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The agency is being very vigilant, especially with indications of swelling. This indicates that magma has accumulated near the surface of the volcano. At present, visiting the volcano island is still prohibited.

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“Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Phivolcs reminds the public that at Alert Level 1, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island,” said PHIVOLCS in Inquirer's report.

“Tingnan natin kung ano ang ikikilos nito kasi yung bagong magma na umakyat during the eruption and weeks after ay nandoon sa ilalim, mga four to five kilometers,” Solidum said in Manila Bulletin's report.

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In June, Taal was also recorded to have been rumbling. Five earthquakes were noted by the PHIVOLCS.

In August, a video of Taal letting off steam also went viral on social media.

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Taal Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in the Philippines. It is located in Batangas and is regarded as one of the most popular tourist spots in the country as well. During summer, it is one of the favorite hangouts of Filipinos from all over the country.

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