BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES — On Tuesday, August 2, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced that they had detected four volcanic tremors in the Taal Volcano over the past 24 hours that lasted 2 to 7 minutes.
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. said, “The tremors are volcanic earthquakes signifying fluid or gas movement.”
Solidum added that there is no relation between these tremors and the magnitude 7 earthquake that occurred last week in northern Luzon.
He said that Alert Level 1 (low-level unrest) stays.
See post by Phivolcs below:
Under Alert Level 1, hazards that could threaten areas within Taal’s permanent danger zone are sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ash falls, and expulsions of volcanic gas.
Entry into the permanent danger zone remains prohibited, especially in the vicinity of the main crater and the Daang Kastila fissure. Occupancy and boating on Taal Lake are likewise forbidden.
Phivolcs is also urging pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano. Airborne ash, ballistic fragments from explosions, and wind-remobilized ash may pose hazards to aircraft.
Phivolcs said that Sulfur dioxide flux averaged 2,306 tons on August 1. In addition, a voluminous plume emission reaching 1,200 meters high was also observed for the past 24 hours. – WhatALife!/Zed