Phivolcs’ Solidum warns public against false, misleading volcano information online

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Published January 24, 2020, 9:37 PM

By Hanah Tabios

As different interpretations of the Taal Volcano eruption continue to circulate on social media, Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) chief Dr. Renato Solidum reminded the public to rely solely on the official data released by the agency to prevent panic and confusion.

Dr. Renato Solidum
(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Social media users have been sharing information online about the unfolding disaster in Batangas province, the data coming from individuals who claimed expertise in studying the volcano’s morphology and its eruptive processes.

“The public should exercise caution and not share interpretations that are not official, but instead focus on the information from DOST (Department of Science and Technology)-Phivolcs which has the actual data on the volcano,” Solidum told the

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