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Mayon, Kanlaon also closely being monitored

Romina Cabrera - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the public should be alert and vigilant as three volcanoes Taal, Mayon and Kanlaon continue to show signs of activity.

Alert level 1 is maintained over these three active volcanoes, which means that they are in abnormal condition, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

“Because these are active volcanoes, even at Alert Level 1, our LGUs must remain focused and alert,” NDRRMC deputy spokesman Mark Timbal said in Filipino at a Laging Handa press briefing.

In its 24-hour advisory, Phivolcs said that Mayon Volcano recorded one rockfall event. In Taal, there were two recorded tremor episodes that lasted 45 to 131 seconds, and also weak emission of white steam-laden plumes from fumaroles that rose 10 meters in the main crater.

Phivolcs said that sudden team-driven or phreatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, minor ashfall and lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas can occur within the volcano island.

Earlier this week, dozens of individuals were evacuated from Taal Volcano Island.

As for Kanlaon, Phivolcs said that there were no volcanic earthquakes during the 24-hour observation period.

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