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Taal Volcano exhibits 8 weak, high phreatomagmatic eruptions

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) noted eight weak emissions from Taal Volcano in almost 9-hour of observation last January 29, 2022, Saturday.

From 1:18 pm to 9:57 pm, the caldera in Batangas exhibited a series of phreatomagmatic bursts that lasted for 10 seconds to two minutes each event. These minor explosions occur due to the interaction of water and magma.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) recognized that the volcanic plumes rose as high as 900 meters.

This occurrence is the first recorded activity of Taal Volcano since December 19, 2021. PHIVOLCS cautioned the public about possible volcanic earthquakes, ashfalls, and phreatic explosions.

Moreover, the institute highly advised the prohibition of entry into the premises and flying any aircraft close to the Taal volcano.

Taal volcano is still in Alert Status 2, and the island is labeled a permanent danger zone.

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