Hindi pa naglalabas ang Philippine Institute of Volcano and Seismology (Phivolcs) ng bagong bulletin tungkol sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon ng Taal Volcano.
Pero iniulat ng ABS-CBN News ngayong Martes ng hapon, February 16, ang puwersahang paglilikas ng Philippine Coast Guard sa mga residente ng Taal Volcano island dahil sa pag-aalburoto ng bulkan.
Ayon sa report ng ABS-CBN News, ang Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) ang nag-utos sa Philippine Coast Guard na isagawa ang paglilikas.
Marami ang nagdarasal na manatiling kalmado ang Taal Volcano dahil malaki pa ang problema ng Pilipinas sa coronavirus pandemic.
Bago nangyari ang pagpapalikas ng Batangas PDRRMO, naglabas ng bulletin ang Phivolcs nitong Martes ng umaga tungkol sa pagtatala ng Taal Volcano ng siyamnapu’t walong (98) tremor episodes na tumagal ng lima hanggang labindalawang minuto kaya pinayuhan nilang mag-ingat, maghanda, at maging mapagmasid ang mga tao.
Nakasaad sa bulletin ng Phivolcs:
"In the past 24-hour period, the Taal Volcano Network recorded ninety-eight (98) tremor episodes having durations of five (5) to twelve (12) minutes.
"Activity in the Main Crater consisted of weak emission of white steam-laden plumes from fumaroles that rose 5 meters high. Temperature highs of 77.1°C and pH of 1.59 were last measured from the Main Crater Lake on 12 February 2021.
"Ground deformation parameters from continuous electronic tilt on Volcano Island record a slight deflation around the Main Crater since October 2020 but overall, very slow and steady inflation of the Taal region has been recorded by continuous GPS data after the eruption. Alert Level 1 (Abnormal) is maintained over Taal Volcano. DOST-PHIVOLCS reminds the public that at Alert Level 1, sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall, and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur and threaten areas within the Taal Volcano Island (TVI). DOST-PHIVOLCS strongly recommends that entry into TVI, Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone or PDZ, especially the vicinities of the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure, must remain strictly prohibited.
"Local government units are advised to continuously assess previously evacuated barangays around Taal Lake for damages and road accessibilities and to strengthen preparedness, contingency, and communication measures in case of renewed unrest.
"People are also advised to observe precautions due to ground displacement across fissures, possible ashfall, and minor earthquakes. Civil aviation authorities must advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from sudden explosions and wind-remobilized ash may pose hazards to aircraft. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Taal Volcano’s activity and any new significant development will be immediately communicated to all stakeholders."