Rappler's latest stories on Taal eruption alerts
(UPDATED) 'Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Thursday, March 19
(UPDATED) 'Alert Level 2 means that there is decreased unrest, but should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Friday, February 14
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Thursday, February 13. It has been at that status for more than two weeks.
Phivolcs says on Wednesday, February 12, that there were 101 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, higher than the previous figure of 87
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology maintains Taal Volcano at Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 11, stressing that risks remain
Phivolcs says on Monday, February 10, that it recorded 11 harmonic tremors at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Sunday, February 9. There are 5 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours.
Phivolcs again notes 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Daang Kastila Trail on Saturday, February 8
Phivolcs says on Friday, February 7, that 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Taal Volcano's Daang Kastila Trail is ongoing
The 11 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours lasted 2 to 3 minutes each, says Phivolcs on Thursday, February 6
The 18 harmonic tremors are among 156 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, says Phivolcs on Wednesday, February 5
A harmonic tremor, a type of volcanic earthquake where the shaking is prolonged, indicates the movement of magma. Taal Volcano stays under Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 4.
Phivolcs says the volcanic earthquake was magnitude 3.2 and struck at 4:20 am on Monday, February 3. It is among the latest quakes which show magma is still moving beneath Taal Volcano's crater.
Volcanic earthquakes still persist, indicating the movement of magma beneath Taal Volcano's crater, says Phivolcs on Sunday, February 2
Phivolcs says on Saturday, February 1, that Taal Volcano's latest harmonic tremor lasted 3 minutes. It indicates continuing movement of magma.
It's been a long first month of 2020 for those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, and Phivolcs reiterates that the unrest is not over yet
Phivolcs records a harmonic tremor, or rhythmic shaking associated with magma movement, on Thursday, January 30
Taal Volcano stays at Alert Level 3 on Wednesday, January 29
Despite the easing situation, Phivolcs reiterates on Tuesday, January 28, that Alert Level 3 remains raised for Taal Volcano, since the unrest has not completely stopped
Taal Volcano may still erupt so residents who choose to go home must be ready to evacuate again if needed, says the Batangas provincial government
Phivolcs says the downgrading of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 means a 'decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption,' but it does not mean 'that the threat of a hazardous eruption has disappeared'
Phivolcs says on Saturday, January 25, that Taal Volcano continues to emit 'white steam-laden plumes' and sulfur dioxide, a major gas component of magma
Phivolcs says a person would not be able to run from a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption if it occurs while he or she is on the island
Phivolcs officials explain reported probabilities of a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption happening, and provide details of the 'complex' situation as of Thursday, January 23
The DILG directs mayors in high-risk areas to strictly implement a total lockdown
(UPDATED) 'Hindi porque bumaba ang SO2 (sulfur dioxide) ay safe na tayo, dahil puwedeng nababarahan lamang ang mga labasan ng SO2,' says Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas on Wednesday, January 22
Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas says their target is to move evacuees out of all schools within a week and transfer them to other temporary shelters
'We understand their plight, so we are working doubly hard so we can give them the best information,' says Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas on Tuesday, January 21
Taal Volcano has 47 craters and Binintiang Malaki is among them
Tagaytay Sky Ranch is safe from a possible base surge, but still vulnerable to heavy ashfall. The business still decides to open.
Phivolcs reiterates on Monday, January 20, that people are strongly advised to stay out of high-risk areas surrounding Taal Volcano
(UPDATED) Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas says on Sunday, January 19, that they are looking at all scenarios for Taal Volcano
Based on Phivolcs' hazard maps, there are only 5 potential eruption vents, all found in Volcano Island or Taal Lake
(UPDATED) 'Habang may paggalaw ng magma, ibig sabihin hindi pa talaga siya humuhupa,' says Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr on Saturday, January 18
Here is an aerial video of Taal Volcano up close days after it blew tons of ash into the air
Phivolcs says on Friday, January 17, that 'steady steam emission' has been observed from Taal Volcano, while existing fissures or cracks in parts of Batangas have widened by a few centimeters
More towns are now under lockdown amid the continuing threat of a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it is 'almost unlikely' for the low tide in Oriental Mindoro to cause a volcanic tsunami
(UPDATED) Phivolcs says a hazardous eruption is still 'imminent,' but it is now looking at the possibility that there may be a lull for a considerable period of time
Phivolcs says it is 'almost unlikely' for Taal Volcano to draw in water from the seas surrounding Oriental Mindoro because they are not connected
Authorities impose the lockdown to keep people away from danger, says Batangas police provincial director Edwin Quilates
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Phivolcs says on Wednesday, January 15, that 'intense seismic activity' indicates magma is still rising and the possibility of a 'hazardous' eruption remains
(UPDATED) Volcanic earthquakes continue and fissures or cracks are seen in parts of Batangas, indicating that Taal Volcano magma continues to rise
UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology's Dr Gerry Bagtasa says many air quality sensors, at least in Quezon City, have recorded low levels of air pollution
As of 5 pm on January 13, 2020, Taal Volcano is still on Alert Level 4
There can be several volcanic eruptions on any given day
Phivolcs maintains that there is 'no reliable technology in the world that can confidently predict the date, time, and location of large earthquakes'
The photo is of the Santiaguito lava dome in Guatemala and not Taal Volcano
(UPDATED) Phivolcs sees lava fountains emerging from the Taal Volcano on Monday, January 13