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Live Coverage: Phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano

Phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano from 3:16 PM – 3:21 PM today, viewed from the Main Crater station. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) uploaded a video viewed from the Main Crater of Taal Volcano.

This serves as notice for the raising of the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) to Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest). At 1516H (3:16 PM) PST, Taal Volcano Main Crater generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume 1 kilometer-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake.

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DOST-PHIVOLCS is now raising the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3.  This means that there is magmatic intrusion at the Main Crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions. PHIVOLCS strongly recommends Taal Volcano Island and high-risk barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas be evacuated due to the possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami. The public is reminded that the entire Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and entry into the island as well as high-risk barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel is prohibited.

{Source Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST)}

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