05 July 2021 8:00 AM
Source from: PHIVOLCS
Image by: Al Jazeera
Another eruption at the Philippines’ second-most active volcano can occur anytime soon amid “anomalously high” volcanic gas emissions, according to government scientists. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes that rose as much as two thousand five hundred (2,500) meters high that drifted southwest, southeast, and north-northwest was generated from the Taal Main Crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission averaged 22,628 tonnes/day. Based on ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt, continuous GPS and InSAR monitoring, Taal Volcano Island has begun deflating in April 2021 while the Taal region continues to undergo very slow extension since 2020.
We must wear N95 mask at all times, because sulfur dioxide (SO2) is dangerous to our health.