Articles tagged "philippines volcano"

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Rising trend of SO2 emission at Taal volcano, Philippines

The first measurement of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 flux from the Taal Main Crater on August 19, 2021, totaled 15 347 tonnes/day. This marks a rising trend in volcanic SO2 degassing since August 13, with the short-term average from then until present measured at...

August 20, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level remains at 3 (Magmatic Unrest), Philippines

A short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal's Main Crater at 21:18 UTC on July 6, 2021 (05:18 LT, July 7), generating a grayish plume that rose 300 m (985 feet) before drifting southeast. On July 4, sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emission reached an...

July 07, 2021

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Unprecedented high volcanic SO2 degassing at Taal volcano, Philippines

The highest levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emission were recorded today, July 4, 2021, at an average of 22 628 tonnes/day -- representing the highest ever recorded over Taal, PHIVOLCS reports. The previous record was set on June 28, 2021, with 14 326...

July 04, 2021

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Phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level raised to 3, Philippines

A phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal volcano, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (15:16 LT) on July 1, 2021, generating a short-lived dark plume up to 1 km (3 300 feet). Anomalously high volcanic SO2 gas emission preceded the eruption, averaging 14 241 tonnes/day and...

July 01, 2021

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Highest ever recorded SO2 emission over Taal, adverse effects reported, Philippines

High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and tall, steam-rich plumes have continued to be produced from the Taal Main Crater since this past weekend, PHIVOLCS reported on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Unprecedented SO2 emissions were recorded on June...

June 29, 2021

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Taal Volcano Advisory: Vog observed over Taal Caldera, pronounced haze over the caldera region

Volcanic smog or vog has been observed over Taal Caldera resulting from continued volcanic SO2 gas emission from the Main Crater. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes that rose as much as 3 km (9 842 feet) high have been...

June 28, 2021

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Persistent magmatic activity at shallow depths beneath Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on April 14, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 383 volcanic earthquakes, including 238 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 12 minutes, 143 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that started at...

April 14, 2021

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Elevated unrest continues at Taal volcano with 212 earthquakes in 24 hours, Philippines

Alert Level 2 remains in place over Taal volcano, Philippines, as of Wednesday, March 31, 2021. At this level, sudden phreatic explosions, minor ashfalls, volcanic tremors, and lethal accumulations of volcanic gas may threaten areas within the volcano. In 24 hours...

March 31, 2021

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Increased possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Philippines

There is an increasing possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, PHIVOLCS warned on March 24, 2021. A total of 2 015 volcanic tremors, 734 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and 18 hybrid earthquake events have been recorded by the Taal Volcano Network...

March 24, 2021

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242 earthquakes in 24 hours, high-temperature volcanic gases at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on March 15, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 252 volcanic earthquakes, including 17 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 4 minutes and 5 hybrid events, PHIVOLCS reports. During the same period, activity at the Main Crater...

March 15, 2021

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Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest), Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) on March 9, 2021. Since February 13, 2021, the volcano has been exhibiting...

March 09, 2021

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Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level for Pinatubo volcano from 0 (Silent) to 1 (Partial Disturbance) at 23:00 UTC on March 3, 2021. Since January 20, 2021, 1 722 weak earthquakes were detected under the...

March 04, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on February 26, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 113 volcanic tremor episodes with durations between 1 and 34 minutes, PHIVOLCS said in its latest bulletin for the volcano. The Alert Level remains at 1 (Abnormal) -- sudden steam-driven or...

February 26, 2021

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Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Philippine disaster response officials have ordered the evacuation of residents living near Taal volcano on February 16, 2021, after continued increased activity at the volcano. Taal erupted in January 2020 for the first time in decades, ejecting volcanic ash up to...

February 16, 2021

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Increased seismic activity and Main Crater Lake changes at Taal volcano, Philippines

A series of 50 relatively weak tremor episodes were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines from 05:00 to 15:00 LT on Monday, February 15, 2021 (21:00 UTC on February 14 to 07:00 UTC on February 17). There is an increased possibility of sudden steam-driven or phreatic...

February 15, 2021

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Increased activity at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is advising people living near the Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island to be vigilant due to the increased volcanic activity at the volcano. In an advisory issued Saturday night, February 13, 2021 (LT),...

February 14, 2021

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Small earthquakes near Pinatubo, the volcano remains in a quiescent condition, Philippines

A total of 860 imperceptible earthquakes have been detected by the Pinatubo Volcano Network and the Philippine Seismic Network from January 20 to 27, 2021. The Alert Level remains at 0. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1993 (VEI 1). The volcano has a...

January 29, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano's...

January 21, 2021

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PHIVOLCS raises alert status of Bulusan volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Bulusan volcano from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on July 6, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity under the volcano. Bulusan's...

July 06, 2020

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Increased seismicity and swelling at Kanlaon volcano, Alert Level raised to 1, Philippines

PHIVOLCS has raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano, Negros island from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 11, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity and swelling. Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is at...

March 11, 2020

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Taal volcano alert down to level 3, PHIVOLCS warns the threat of a dangerous explosion is not over, Philippines

Taal Volcano in Batangas province, Philippines, was downgraded from Alert Level 4 to 3 on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020-- two weeks after its devastating ash eruption on January 12. However, PHIVOLCS warned that this does not indicate that the threat of a...

January 27, 2020

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Big cracks form around Taal volcano after major eruption, Philippines

Big cracks have formed around Taal volcano after intense activity started on January 12, 2020, damaging properties and ripping up roads. Coupled with intense seismic activity, it suggests a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. Alert Level...

January 21, 2020

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Taal volcano: 104 377 people still in evacuation shelters, intense seismicity continues, Alert Level 4

More than 200 000 people have been affected since the Taal volcano started erupting on January 12, 2020. The Alert Level 4 remains in effect - hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. The eruption affected a total of 203 763 people in Batangas,...

January 19, 2020

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Taal continues emitting steam as cracks widen, hazardous eruption imminent, Philippines

Taal volcano continues emitting steam as fissures identified in barangays of Lemery, Agoncillo, Talisay, and San Nicolas in Batangas Province widen, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported on Friday, January 17, 2020. Alert Level 4...

January 17, 2020

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Taal: Multiple new fissures reported, total evacuation within 14 km (8.6 miles), Philippines

Multiple new fissures (cracks) were observed around Taal volcano on January 14, 2020, two days after intense unrest began. Fissures, accompanied by intense seismicity activity, are an indication of an imminent explosive eruption, PHIVOLCS warns. The agency strongly...

January 14, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Taal volcano, volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., Philippines

Taal volcano in the Philippines started erupting at 06:04 UTC on January 12, 2020, for the first time since 1977. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC. PHIVOLCS said it strongly...

January 12, 2020

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Alert Level 1 raised over Taal volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Alert Level 1 over the Taal volcano after recording 87 volcanic earthquakes within a 24-hour observation period ending 00:00 UTC, October 7. One of the quakes, which occurred at 07:54 LT, was...

October 07, 2019

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Bulusan volcano alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level of Bulusan Volcano, the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines, from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal). The local government...

May 05, 2019

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Earthquakes at Taal volcano, increase in water temperature, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes on April 14 and another 6 on April 15, 2016. The Alert Level remains at 1 - hazardous eruption is not imminent. The last eruption of this volcano took place in...

April 16, 2019

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Increased activity at Taal volcano, alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 0 to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 28, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977. Powerful pyroclastic flows and surges from...

March 29, 2019

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Three phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Three phreatic eruptions took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines on March 12, 2019. The first at 07:10 UTC (15:10 local time), followed by two more at 07:18 and 07:34 UTC. These events generated light brown to grayish ash plume that rose 500 m (1 640 feet), 1 000 m...

March 12, 2019

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were recorded at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 00:11 and 22:27 UTC on March 7, 2019. PHIVOLCS maintains Alert Level 2 over the volcano - moderate level of unrest. Mayon volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded 6 volcanic...

March 08, 2019

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at 00:17 and 00:28 UTC (08:17 and 08:28 LT) on December 27, 2018. These events generated grayish to grayish white ash plume that rose 600 meters (2 000 feet) and 200 meters (650 feet) above the summit, respectively, before...

December 27, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018

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Moderately strong phreatic eruption at Mayon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 04:34 UTC (12:34 local time) Sunday, July 1, 2018. A light gray ash column reached an altitude of about 500 m (1 640 feet) above the crater. Mayon’s seismic monitoring network did not detect any...

July 02, 2018

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Mayon volcano's status lowered to Alert Level 2, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered the Alert Level for Mayon volcano from 3 to 2 on March 29, 2018. The lowering of the alert status from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 signifies the cessation of eruptive activity and the...

March 29, 2018

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Mount Mayon volcano status lowered to Alert Level 3, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered Mayon Volcano's status from Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) to Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) on March 6, 2018. The volcano's condition in...

March 06, 2018

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Mayon eruption continues with no sign of abating, 87 452 people evacuated

The eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines continues with no sign of abating. Over the past 24 hours, the activity at the volcano was characterized by near continuous lava fountaining, lava flow and degassing from the summit crater. Since 04:35 UTC on February...

February 09, 2018

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At least 56 217 evacuated around Mayon volcano, Philippines

More than 56 000 people living around erupting Mayon volcano in the Philippines have left their homes since January 13, 2018. Following a powerful eruption on January 22, PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level to 4 and extended the danger zone. With the Alert Level now on...

January 23, 2018

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Powerful eruption at Mayon volcano, heavy ashfall and zero visibility, Alert Level 4

A powerful eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines around 04:45 UTC on Monday, January 22, 2018 (12:45 local time), producing a column of ash that rose up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. At 05:10 UTC, the Tokyo VAAC reported ash cloud up to 12.5...

January 22, 2018