TAAL Volcano remains restive following at least five “small explosions” that took place from Thursday night until early Friday morning.
“It has a series of five small explosions, 58 volcanic earthquakes and high emission of sulfur dioxide measured at 6, 095 tons per day in the past 24 hours,” Renato Solidum Jr, chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said.
Four of the five phreatomagmatic (combination of water and magma) bursts occurred on Thursday night and the fifth was at 2:59 a.m. on Friday, he said.
“They produced short, jetted plumes that rose to 200 meters above the Main Crater Lake,” he said.
He said Alert Level 3 remains up.
He reminded that entry into Taal Volcano Island, Taal Lake and high-risk villages within seven kilometers of the volcano, particularly in the towns of Agoncillo and Laurel are restricted.