Officials said the volcano recorded the highest volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions, which suggests a possible eruption.
According to government scientists, the Philippines’ second-largest active volcano may soon erupt again due to “abnormally high” volcanic gas emissions.
More than 3,000 residents from high-risk villages around Taal Volcano in Batangas Province, 66 km (41 miles) south of the capital Manila, have already get away Since the eruption of the volcano on Thursday, their home has spewed black volcanic gas and steam in the air.
Since then, Taal volcano has erupted several times with volcanic gas and steam.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a statement that on Sunday, “volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions reached the highest level… an average of 22,628 tons per day, the highest record in the history of Taal.”
It added that these emissions were accompanied by 26 strong and very shallow low-frequency volcanic earthquakes “related to magma degassing.”
The institute said: “These observations may indicate that an eruption similar to the July 1, 2021 event may happen soon.”
Phivolcs raised the volcano’s alert to level 3, which means “magma eruption from the main crater may further promote subsequent explosions.”
The last eruption of Taal Volcano was on January 12, 2020, causing the displacement of more than 376,000 people in surrounding towns.
According to the provincial government, 39 people in the evacuation center died due to diseases and accidents caused by thick volcanic ash.
Since 1572, Taal volcano has erupted 33 times.
The last eruption there was in January 2020. The ash spewed 15 kilometers (9 miles) high, ejected hot lava, destroyed dozens of houses, killed livestock, and sent more than 135,000 people into shelters.
Taal Volcano is also the only volcano in the world located in a lake on the island.
It has become a popular tourist destination because of its picturesque crater lake.