The Taal Volcano in Batangas has shown symptoms of unrest in the previous 24 hours, with volcanic earthquakes and plumes reported, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
Twenty-eight volcanic earthquakes lasting four to twelve minutes were reported, accompanied by low-level background tremors, according to PHIVOLCS’ bulletin.
At the volcano, voluminous plumes up to 2,800 meters in height were visible drifting north and northeast.
Taal Volcano released 4,312 tonnes of sulfur dioxide on Tuesday, according to PHIVOLCS.
Taal Volcano remains on Alert Level 1 according to the government (low-level unrest).
It further said that Taal Volcano Island, particularly its main crater and Daang Kastila cracks, is a perpetual risk zone and should be avoided.
Taal Lake occupation and boats are also restricted, according to PHIVOLCS.
Flying near the volcano is equally dangerous, according to the report.
Steam-driven or phreatic or gas-driven explosions, volcanic earthquakes, small ashfalls, and fatal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas are all possible, according to PHIVOLCS.