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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday raised the status of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 due to signs of magmatic unrest.


In an advisory, Phivolcs said the volcano recorded a phreatomagmatic eruption at 3:16 p.m.

“Taal Volcano Main Crater generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume 1 kilometer-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake,” the bureau said.
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Alert Level 3 means there is magmatic intrusion at the main crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions, according to Phivolcs.

The agency also reminded the public that the Taal Volcano island is a Permanent Danger Zone, and that entry into the vicinity as well as the “high-risk” barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel in Batangas is prohibited.

The institute has a 5-step alert level for Taal, with Alert Level 5 being the highest and indicating that hazardous eruption is in progress.

Phivolcs reminded the public that Taal Volcano Island is a permanent danger zone and entry is prohibited.

It also advised communities around Taal Lake "to take precautionary measures and be vigilant of possible lakewater disturbances related to the ongoing unrest." 
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Phivolcs raises Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano after phreatomagmatic eruption

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday raised the status of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 due to signs of magmatic unrest.


In an advisory, Phivolcs said the volcano recorded a phreatomagmatic eruption at 3:16 p.m.

“Taal Volcano Main Crater generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume 1 kilometer-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake,” the bureau said.
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Alert Level 3 means there is magmatic intrusion at the main crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions, according to Phivolcs.

The agency also reminded the public that the Taal Volcano island is a Permanent Danger Zone, and that entry into the vicinity as well as the “high-risk” barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel in Batangas is prohibited.

The institute has a 5-step alert level for Taal, with Alert Level 5 being the highest and indicating that hazardous eruption is in progress.

Phivolcs reminded the public that Taal Volcano Island is a permanent danger zone and entry is prohibited.

It also advised communities around Taal Lake "to take precautionary measures and be vigilant of possible lakewater disturbances related to the ongoing unrest." 
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