The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Alert Level 3 over Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas due to magmatic unrest on Thursday, July 1.
It was previously placed under Alert Level 2 last March 9 due to increasing unrest.
Phivolcs reported in a bulletin on Thursday afternoon that Taal Volcano’s main crater “generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume one kilometer high” at 3:16 PM.
“This means that there is magmatic intrusion at the main crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions,” Phivolcs said, referring to rising magma.
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