Rising magma caused Taal's moderate steaming - Phivolcs

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Posted at Feb 27 2020 07:49 AM | Updated as of Feb 27 2020 07:51 AM

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Rising magma caused the recent moderate steaming of Taal Volcano Wednesday night, with steam plumes reaching a height of 200-300 meters, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

"Aktibo pa ‘yung pagpapakulo ng tubig. Mainit ‘yung magma na umakyat at ‘yong tubig sa lawa ay pumapasok muli diyan sa volcano island. Nasisipsip paloob," Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said.

"Kaya po ang tubig na napapakuluan ay lumalabas na usok pero ‘di ganoon kadami ‘yong emission. Mga 50 meters lang kadalasan at kagabi nga ay dumami nang bahagya."

Alert Level 2 remains hoisted as there are no more signs of tremor or continuous volcanic activity recorded. 

City officials and residents of San Nicolas and Agoncillo, Batangas were quick to respond to the volcano’s heightened activity.