Tag Archives: VOLCANIC ERUPTION

PHIVOLCS places Taal Volcano under watch

Taal Volcano emits ‘anomalously high’ S02 gas anew

MANILA – Ten days after the highest recorded volcanic sulfur dioxide (S02) emission in Taal Volcano was recorded, another “anomalously high” S02 emission has been observed, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Friday night.A total of 23,576 tonnes of… Read More

VOLCANO ALERT: Phivolcs recommends Taal volcano evacuation

Taal now on Alert Level 3

 July 1, 2021

MANILA–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recommended complete evacuation in some parts of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas, as Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) for Taal Volcano was raised Thursday afternoon. In a press briefing, Phivolcs chief of volcano… Read More

VOLCANO ALERT: PNP prepares evac plan vs. Taal Volcano eruption

Calabarzon cops alerted over Taal’s continued unrest

 July 1, 2021

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday has placed all of its units in the Calabarzon region on alert to assist in the possible evacuation of residents near and in the surrounding areas of Taal Volcano which continues to emit sulfur dioxide (SO2).In a statement, PNP chief,… Read More

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Solidum says haze in NCR due to Taal, ‘human activities’

 June 30, 2021, 6:50 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) acknowledged on Wednesday that the Taal volcanic smog (vog) has reached Metro Manila and nearby provinces, aside from “human activities” that contributed to the haze observed in these areas. On Tuesday,… Read More

Manila warns residents smog may worsen underlying conditions

 June 29, 2021, 8:19 pm

MANILA – The prevailing thick smog observed in Manila on Tuesday is risky, especially to the elderly, children, and those with underlying conditions.The Manila Department of Public Service (DPS) said based on their air quality monitoring, the smog was primarily caused by pollution from mobile… Read More

Volcanic smog continues over Taal

 June 29, 2021, 6:30 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday afternoon said a continued volcanic smog (vog) has been observed over the Taal Volcano’s caldera, as it also received reports of ill effects from residents around the area. If volcanic smog… Read More

Haze in Metro Manila not from Taal: Solidum

 June 29, 2021, 4:49 pm

MANILA – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum Jr. clarified on Tuesday that the apparent haze seen in some parts of Metro Manila is not from Taal Volcano. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, Solidum said the haze was… Read More

Residents with health problems warned vs. Taal volcanic smog

 June 28, 2021, 2:39 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday advised residents surrounding Taal Lake to take necessary precautions should the presence of volcanic smog (vog) over Taal Volcano’s caldera continues.Vog is a type of air pollution caused by volcanoes.”It… Read More

PHIVOLCS TIGHTENS WATCH OVER TAAL VOLCANO

2,015 volcanic tremors, 734 low-frequency volcanic quakes and 18 hybrid earthquakes recorded in Taal since February 13

Increase in seismic activity seen

 March 24, 2021

MANILA–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said increase in seismic activity has been observed in Taal Volcano. In an advisory, Phivolcs said 2,015 volcanic tremors, 734 low-frequency volcanic quakes and 18 hybrid earthquakes were recorded in Taal… Read More