Increased activity at Taal volcano, Philippines

Increased activity at Taal volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is reporting increased activity at Taal volcano on January 29 and 30, 2022. The volcano remains on Alert Level 2. 9 small phreatomagmatic bursts, lasting from 10 seconds to 2 minutes, were registered…

Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

A sudden phreatic eruption took place at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines between 04:09 and 04:13 UTC (12:09 – 12:13 PHT) on November 30, 2021. The Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption at the volcano with ash observed rising up to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) above sea…

Short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts at Taal volcano, Philippines

Short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts at Taal volcano, Philippines

Three short-lived phreatomagmatic bursts, lasting between 1 and 5 minutes, were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines on November 22, 2021, ejectnig plumes up to 1.5 km (4 900 feet) above the crater. The volcano remains at Alert Level 2 (Increased Unrest). In 24…

Rising trend of SO2 emission at Taal volcano, Philippines

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…

Unprecedented high volcanic SO2 degassing at Taal volcano, Philippines

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…