After release of unprecedented amount of sulfur dioxide, Taal volcano erupts in the Philippines (video and photos) – Mass evacuation underway

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Taal volcano eruption on July 1 2021

Following the recent massive release of sulfur dioxide, the Taal volcano in the Philippines has already had 3 eruptions this morning, July 1, 2021.

The following video by Philvocs features one of the 3 phreatomagmatic eruptions of Tall today 3:16 PM:

There were 2 smaller phreatomagmatic eruptions recorded from 6:26 PM and 7:21 PM that lasted 2 minutes and produced 200-meters high plumes.

Alert Level was raised from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3. Authorities started evacuating thousands of people on Thursday.

To know if your place is safe, the maps below show you the different hazard maps of the Taal volcano with attached, the lists of baranggays prone to Taal Base Surge, Taal Volcanic Tsunami, and Taal Taal Ballistic Projectile.

The warning bulleting from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reads:

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.

In view of the above, 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. In addition, communities around the Taal Lake shore are advised to take precautionary measures and be vigilant of possible lakewater disturbances related to the ongoing unrest.

Last deadly eruption of Taal volcano occurred in January 2020. Hopefully, we won’t face another cataclysm during this volcanic episode…

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  1. President Duterte’s emergency services will be ready to help his countrymen and countrywomen.
    The slow motion footage was interesting. I didn’t see any demon faces in the smoke. Perhaps that is a good sign?

    • The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

      Psalms 121:7-8

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