PCG Batangas monitors Taal Volcano activity

PCG Batangas monitors Taal Volcano activity

THE Coast Guard Station (CGS) Batangas remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding public safety amidst ongoing monitoring of Taal Volcano activity.

As part of this effort, personnel have maintained close observation of developments surrounding the volcano.

According to reports from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), at approximately 10:31 AM on 11 April 2024, Taal Volcano exhibited signs of activity, generating steam plumes reaching a height of 600 meters. This phenomenon persisted for more than four minutes before drifting in a west-northwest direction.

As of the latest assessment, Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 1, with no visible emissions of volcanic smoke or gases observed within the main crater.

Despite this, vigilance remains paramount, and CG Captain Jerome Jeciel, Station Commander of Coast Guard Station Batangas, has directed the alerting of concerned sub-stations situated around Taal Lake.

These stations, located in Agoncillo, Balete, Talisay, San Nicolas and Laurel, are tasked with maintaining continuous monitoring of activities in the vicinity of Taal Lake.

CG Commodore Geronimo Tuvilla, Commander of Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog urges residents and visitors in the area to remain informed and be aware of the advisories issued by relevant authorities.

Further, the PCG will continue to work closely with PHIVOLCS and other agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals potentially affected by Taal Volcano’s activity.


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