Phivolcs: Taal Volcano now under alert level 2 but threat remains

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Over 40 employees volunteered during the recent Poraqueño Para Sa Batangueño relief operations of Mekeni Food Corp. and the Municipality of Porac in Agoncillo, Batangas. Mekeni executives and workers prepared hot meals for over 800 families who were displaced by Taal Volcano’s eruption.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday lowered the status of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest), three weeks after it was put under Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency toward hazardous eruption) on January 26, 2020.

Lowering its alert level status was due to fewer volcanic earthquakes and weak steam, or gas emission, at the main crater for the past three weeks.

According to Phivolcs, a daily average of 141 volcanic earthquakes has been recorded since January 26, 2020. Volcanic earthquakes are caused by movements or eruptions of magma from

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