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PHIVOLCS records 6 volcanic quakes around Taal; situation stays abnormal


Six volcanic quakes were recorded in the past 24-hour observation period, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Friday.

In its Taal Vocano bulletin, PHIVOLCS said that Alert Level 1 (Abnormal) is  maintained around the volcano.

Aside from the quakes, PHIVOLCS observed weak steaming or fumarolic activity rising five  meters before drifting southwest was observed from vents on the Main Crater vents and fissure vents along the Daang Kastila Trail.

PHIVOLCS reminds the public that at Alert Level 1, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island (TVI).

It strongly recommended that entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, must remain strictly prohibited.

Earlier, PHIVOLCS said it is closely monitoring the volcano as it slightly swelled again. —LBG, GMA News

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