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Taal volcano update: 'Explosive' eruption predicted as Philippines volcano rumbles to life
TAAL VOLCANO is predicted to erupt in the coming “hours to days” as authorities urge residents to evacuate all areas surrounding the Philippines volcano.The eruption warning arrives after 731 earthquakes rocked the Philippines volcano on Luzon Island since January 12. The current Alert Level for Taal is 4, meaning officials expect a “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days”.
On Thursday, January 23, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported plumes of steam and smoke belching from Taal’s main crater.
As of midnight GMT (8am local time) the volcano has also been spewing 158 tonnes (141 tons) of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the skies.