Taal Volcano now under close observation

By , on October 7, 2014


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MANILA – Taal Volcano is now under close observation after five volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The temperature in the surrounding bodies of water along Taal Lake rose from 32 degrees centigrade to 33.1 degrees centigrade. The sulfur dioxide emission from the crater also rose from 698 tons to 1800 tons.

According to Phivolcs, Taal Volcano remains to be at alert level 1. This means that the entire island of Taal is off limits to tourists.

Meanwhile, the agency is also monitoring the status of Mayon Volcano despite being in stable for the past 24 hours.

Based from the latest reports of Phivolcs, there have been no seismic activity and crater glow from the volcano. However, the agency noted that these are normal activities and there is still a possibility that it may erupt in the coming days.

With this, the alert level of Mayon Volcano is still raised at 3. the public is still advised not to venture within the 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) within the volcano and 7-kilometer Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) in the southeast part of Mayon.