Taal Volcano File photo of Taal Volcano Source: Phivolcs, DOST

Taal Volcano records 7 quakes

July 10, 2021 People's Tonight 189 views

CNN Philippines — State volcanologists on Saturday recorded seven volcanic earthquakes in Taal Volcano in Batangas, the lowest since Monday.

The peak this week was 60 tremors.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology continues to observe high levels of sulfur dioxide emission from Taal, one of the world’s smallest volcanoes south of Metro Manila. The emission averaged 4,149 tons per day on Friday, Phivolcs said in its bulletin.

The institute did not report any phreatomagmatic eruption, an activity caused by the interaction of water and magma at the crater, for the first time since Wednesday. It recorded a total of 11 small phreatomagmatic bursts on Wednesday to Friday.

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 3 of the five-step warning system. The status means the “magma extruding from the main crater could drive explosive eruption,” Phivolcs explained

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