Taal Volcano activities lessens but still recorded a Huge amount of earthquakes.

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The Taal Volcano began to lessen its activity after what happened yesterday but the volcano however still recorded at least 158 earthquakes for the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs).

The Taal Volcano Network has recorded one hundred fifty-eight volcanic earthquakes, including one hundred twenty-seven episodes of volcanic tremor having durations of one to fourteen minutes with thirty-one low-frequency volcanic earthquakes.

Continued data analysis still indicated very slow and steady inflation and expansion of the Taal region that began after the January 2020 eruption.

He repeated his warning to those living near the volcano island to remain vigilant at all times and not to go boating around the island for their safety.

Taal Volcano is still in its Level 2 Alert status (Increased Unrest) which may lead to a possible magmatic eruption.

Entry to the Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) especially in the vicinities of Main Crater and Daang Kastila fissure is strictly prohibited.

Civil aviation authorities must also advise any pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano Island as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from explosions and wind-remobilized ash may pose hazards to aircraft.

DOST-PHILVOLCS will continuously monitor the island for any new activities.

BY KHALID MANGONDATO

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