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Taal Volcano Raised To Alert Level 4 – Eruption Imminent

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised Taal Volcano from Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) to Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent). Phivolcs released a Taal Volcano Bulletin, as of 7:30pm.

“This serves as a notice for the raising of the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) to Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent). As of 5:30pm PST (1730H), eruptive activity at Taal Volcano Main Crater intensified as continuous eruption generated a tall 10-15 kilometer steam laden tephra column with frequent volcanic lightning that rained wet ashfall on the general north as far as Quezon City. Volcanic tremor was recorded continuously since 11am and two volcanic earthquakes of magnitude M2.5 and M3.9 were felt at intensity III in Tagaytay City and Alitagtag, Batangas were recorded at 6:15 and 6:22pm PST, respectively,” Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Taal Volcano Bulletin.

The rest of the bulletin can be read below:

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