Awareness and Preparedness
|Taal Volcano Bulletin 09 April 20117:00 A.M.|
This is a notice for the raising of the alert status of Taal Volcano (14°00.1’N, 120°59.6’E) from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 2.
Following the issuance of the volcano advisory on 31 March 2011, the monitored parameters have shown significant changes as indicated by the following observations:
In view of the above observations at Taal Volcano and the interpretation that magma has been intruding towards the surface, as manifested by CO2 being released in Main Crater Lake and increase in seismic activity, Taal Volcano’s status is now raised to Alert Level 2. With this alert status, the present activities could eventually lead to an eruption. Hence, PHIVOLCS advises the public that the Main Crater, Daang Kastila Trail and Mt. Tabaro (1965 Eruption Site) are strictly off-limits because sudden hazardous steam-driven explosions may occur and high concentrations of toxic gases may accumulate. Breathing air with high concentration of gases can be lethal to human, animals and even cause damage to vegetation. In addition, it is reminded that entire Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and permanent settlement in the island is strictly not recommended. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Taal Volcano’s activity and any new significant development will be immediately relayed to all concerned