PhiVolcs: Taal Volcano Update as of July 24, 2021 (Alert Level, Eruption)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has announced the Taal Volcano bulletin including the alert level status on July 24, 2021. From Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest), it has been now lowered to Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest) by the state volcanologist.

After a phreatomagmatic eruption of the main crater last July 1, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced on Friday that there has been a “cessation of eruptive activity” at Taal Volcano.

“Unrest since then has been characterized by renewed seismic activity, generally declining volcanic gas emission, very slight ground deformation, and positive microgravity anomalies,”

Although the Phivocs had lowered the alert level, it doesn’t mean that the threat of volcanic eruption will disappear.

To quote from Phivocs:

“Alert Level 2 means that there is decreased unrest but should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased or that the threat of an eruption has disappeared,” Phivolcs said.

Entry into the island and Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone is strictly prohibited, according to Phivolcs.

“At such time, people residing within areas at high risk to base surges who have returned after the step-down to Alert Level 2 must therefore be prepared for a quick and organized evacuation,” Phivocs said.

Taal Volcano Alert Level Classifications

Here is the list of the alert level classifications from PAG-ASA:

Alert LevelDescription
0Quiet or no alert
1Low level of volcanic unrest
2Moderate level of volcanic unrest
3Magmatic unrest/ high level of volcanic unrest
4Hazardous eruption imminent
5Hazardous eruption in progress

Contact PhiVolcs

Should you have concerns related to Taal Volcano, you may also reach the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) at the following contact details:

Telephone Number: Trunkline: +632 426-1468
Facebook: @PHIVOLCS
Twitter: @Philvolcs_dost

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