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    Alert level 3 hoisted over Taal Volcano after phreatomagmatic eruption

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) hoisted Alert Level 3 over Taal Volcano after the phreatomagmatic eruption on Thursday afternoon, July 1, 2021.

    Alert level 3 hoisted over Taal Volcano after phreatomagmatic eruption
    Phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano from 3:16 PM - 3:21 PM today, viewed from the Main Crater station | via Phivolcs

    "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," Phivolcs said in a statement.

    State seismologists warned of 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.

    LOOK: Phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano from 3:16 PM - 3:21 PM today, viewed from the Main Crater station.

    Posted by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) on Thursday, July 1, 2021

    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.

    READ: Mass evacuation underway in Batangas areas as Taal Volcano continues to rumble

    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.

    — The Summit Express

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