Phivolcs lowers Taal Volcano’s status to Alert Level 1

August 15, 2022 0 Comments

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday lowered Taal Volcano’s status from Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest) to Alert Level 1 (low-level unrest).,“The Taal Volcano’s condition in the past two months has been characterized by baseline volcanic earthquake activity, stabilizing ground deformation of the Taal Caldera and Taal Volcano Island (TVI) edifices and weak degassing and surface activity at the main crater,” Phivolcs said.,According to Phivolcs,  it recorded a decline in the daily average of volcanic earthquakes from seven events a day between 1 January and 31 May 2022 to zero events per day day since 13 June 2022.,“The sustained seismic quiescence for the past month indicates that degassing and rock-fracturing processes related to magmatic activity beneath TVI have abated, and that the possibilities of magma intrusion into the Main Crater have significantly decreased,” Phivolcs added.,“Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased or that the threat of an eruption has disappeared,” it said.