The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has maintained Alert Level 1 over Taal Volcano as it recorded one earthquake over a 24-hour period, its Sunday morning bulletin said.
Phivolcs also recorded one earthquake from Taal Volcano over a 24-period based on a December 25 morning bulletin, forcing it to raise Alert Level 1.
With Alert Level 1, Phivolcs warned of the possibility of “sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island (TVI).”
“Local government units are advised to continuously assess previously evacuated barangays around Taal Lake for damages and road accessibilities and to strengthen preparedness, contingency, and communication measures in case of renewed unrest. People are also advised to observe precautions due to ground displacement across fissures, possible ashfall, and minor earthquakes,” Phivolcs added.
Taal is one of the volcanoes monitored by Phivolcs because of earthquakes in the part three days. The other two are Mayon Volcano in Albay and Kanlaon in Negros Island. SOVEREIGNPH