MANILA, Philippines—Taal Volcano has emitted a record-high level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) on Tuesday (October 5), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Based on the latest bulletin of Phivolcs, the volcano spewed out 25,456 tons of SO2 dominated by upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in its lake. The volcanic activity also generated plumes 1,500 meters tall that drifted northwest and northeast.
Alert Level 2 remains over Taal Volcano. Phivolcs reminds the public that at Alert Level 2, sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within and around the Taal Volcano Island (TVI).
Phivolcs has recommended that entry into Taal Volcano Island, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ must be strictly prohibited, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, and occupancy and boating on Taal Lake. AAC
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit the town of Looc, Occidental Mindoro on Monday at 1:12 in the morning.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin, which means there was a movement in the Earth’s crust, and that it had a depth of 74 kilometers.
The tremor recorded Intensity V in Tagaytay City and Amadeo in Cavite.
Intensity IV was felt in Malolos City and Obando in Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal; General Trias and Tanza in Cavite; City of Manila, Marikina City, San Juan City, and Las Pinas City in Metro Manila.
Intensity III was recorded in City of Antipolo in Rizal; Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City, and Valenzuela City.
Intensity II, on the other hand, was felt in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.
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