55 volcanic quakes recorded in past 24 hours

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Saturday reported that 55 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours in Taal Volcano.

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2, PHIVOLCS said.

PHIVOLCSadvised the public that “at Alert Level 2, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ash fall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island.”

PHIVOLCS also reminded the public that Taal Volcano Island is a permanent danger zone and should be off limits.

It also advised local government units to ensure that barangays around Taal Lake that were evacuated previously be adequately prepared should there be renewed unrest.

PHIVOLCS also advised pilots to avoid flying close to Taal Volcano as ash and ballistic fragments from sudden explosions may be hazardous to aircraft.

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