Taal Volcano lets out steam, remains under Alert Level 1

Published August 18, 2020, 1:14 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CAVITE – Residents along the Tagaytay ridge and nearby areas woke up to the view of a puffy fume coming out of the main crater of Taal Volcano as it let out steam Tuesday (August 18).

Taal Volcano lets out steam (Photo courtesy of Tagaytay City Trends)

According to the bulletin released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Tuesday morning, the volcano network recorded five volcanic earthquakes and weak steaming or fumarolic activity over the past 24 hours.

Phivolcs reminds the public that Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 1. This means that areas within the Taal Volcano Island (TVI) can be threatened by sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas.

The institute maintains that entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited.

 
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