Pinatubo Volcano update

Pinatubo Volcano’s monitoring network recorded thirty-five (35) volcanic earthquakes during the 24-hour observation period, according to PHIVOLCS bulletin on Monday, March 8.

Alert Level 1 (Abnormal) prevails over Pinatubo Volcano, which means that there is low-level unrest that may be related to tectonic processes beneath its edifice and that no imminent eruption is foreseen.

Alert Level 1 is hoisted over Pinatubo Volcano, which means that there is low-level unrest that may be related to tectonic processes beneath the and that no imminent eruption is foreseen.

Entry into the Pinatubo Crater area must be conducted with extreme caution and should be avoided if possible. Communities and local government units surrounding Pinatubo are reminded to be always prepared for both and volcanic hazards and to review, prepare and strengthen their contingency, emergency and other disaster preparedness plans.

DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring the ’s condition and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.

TAAL VOLCANO BULLETIN 08 March 2021 08:00 A.M.

In the past 24-hour period, the Taal Volcano Network recorded eight (8) volcanic earthquakes, including three (3) episodes of volcanic tremor having durations of two (2) to three (3) minutes. Activity at the Main Crater consisted of weak emission of steam-laden plumes from fumarolic vents that rose 10 meters high.

Temperature highs of 71.8°C and pH of 1.59 were last measured from the Main Crater Lake respectively on 04 March and 12 February 2021. Ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt, continuous GPS and InSAR data analysis indicated a very slow and steady inflation and expansion of the Taal region since after the January 2020 eruption.

In the past 24-hour period, the Taal Volcano Network recorded eight (8) volcanic earthquakes, including three (3) episodes of volcanic tremor having durations of two (2) to three (3) minutes. Activity at the Main Crater consisted of weak emission of steam-laden plumes from fumarolic vents that rose 10 meters high.

Temperature highs of 71.8°C and pH of 1.59 were last measured from the Main Crater Lake respectively on 04 March and 12 February 2021. Ground deformation parameters from electronic tilt, continuous GPS and InSAR data analysis indicated a very slow and steady inflation and expansion of the Taal region since after the January 2020 eruption.Alert Level 1 (Abnormal) is maintained over Taal Volcano.

DOST-PHIVOLCS reminds the public that at Alert Level 1, 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). DOST-PHIVOLCS strongly recommends that entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, must remain strictly prohibited.