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Increased seismicity detected at Taal 30 September 2010

Posted by admin in activity reports, Philippines, Taal.

The highly active Philippine volcano Taal, situated on the island of Luzon, had a restless summer this year: the alert level was raised by Phivolcs on 8 June 2010 following earthquake swarms and increased steam emissions (further detailed coverage from Eruptions here and here), and was then lowered again on 2 August when Taal appeared to calm down somewhat.

Phivolcs is now reporting a renewed increase in seismic activity at Taal, although observations at the Main Crater and New Eruption areas of the volcano ‘indicated no anomalous observations in the thermal and surface manifestations of both areas’. The alert level has not been changed and remains at Level 1, but the restrictions on approaching the volcano remain in place.

A Philippine news story on Taal also notes that Phivolcs has detected four tremors around Mayon in the last 24 hours.

References to volcano alert levels on this blog are not authoritative and are not necessarily up to date. You should always check with official sources for the latest alert levels.

Phivolcs notes increased seismic activities at Taal, Mayon – GMANews.TV, 30 September 2010

Global Volcanism Program: Taal – summary information for Taal (0703-07=)
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – website for Phivolcs

The Volcanism Blog