The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is monitoring three volcanoes in the country that are currently exhibiting abnormal activities.
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Phivolcs identified Taal Volcano, Kanlaon Volcano, and Mayon Volcano, as all exhibiting such abnormal activities and therefore placed them under Alert Level 1.
PHIVOLCS Raises Alert Level 1 on 3 PH Volcanoes with ‘Abnormal’ Activities
As per the advisory of Phivolcs on Kanlaon, the volcano has entered a “period of unrest”, the Manila Standard reported.
By this, authorities warn residents and the general public against entering the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone due to the threat of “sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions.”
Phivolcs clarified, however, that “no magmatic eruption is imminent around Mayon Volcano”.
In line with this, seismologists urged the public not to go near the permanent danger zone due to the threat of rock falls and landslides, among others.
“Kahapon nga nagsagawa po tayo ng NDRRMC full council meeting at napag-usapan po diyan na hindi lang Taal ang nagpapakita ng aktibidad ngayon po kundi si Mayon Volcano at saka si Kanlaon Volcano,” NDRRMC Spokesperson Mark Timbal said.
“At dahil po mga active volcanoes po ito kahit nasa Alert Level 1, dapat po tuloy-tuloy pa rin sa pagtutok at pagiging listo ng mga local governments,” he added.
In line with this, authorities have evacuated residents living in Taal Volcano Island due to the threat of another eruption.