READ: Phivolcs' update on #TaalVolcano as of 8 a.m. today, Jan. 22. Lower emission of sulfur dioxide, a major gas component of magma, was observed, while volcanic quakes persist in the volcano island in the past 24 hours. Alert level 4 remains in effect. | @alexsj_MB
LOOK: Taal Volcano appears calm on January 21, 2020, but Phivolcs stresses that a hazardous eruption remains possible. Magma continues to rise within Taal, as indicated by volcanic earthquakes, sulfur dioxide emission, and ground deformation. Photos by Rappler #TaalEruption2020
Phivolcs noted that frequent volcanic earthquakes and the increasing levels of sulfur dioxide were indications of magma movement, which may lead to a possible eruption. #TaalVolcano
Today’s Phivolcs bulletin notes weak steam emission, lower sulfur dioxide levels (Solidum earlier said this is not the perfect gauge since vents might just be blocked) but also 448 earthquakes monitored by #TaalVolcano Network in the last 24 hours. | via @KSabilloINQ
The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano triggered a number of gas and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of the volcano, seen by satellites in space. Here, sulfur dioxide plumes from the new fissures are shown in yellow & green:
Fuego, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, produced an explosive eruption on June 3 that sent ash billowing 1000s of meters into the air. One of our satellites captured this image, while another made observations of sulfur dioxide:
A volcano eruption in Hawaii has destroyed 26 homes. Cracks in the ground continue to spew lava and emit toxic sulfur dioxide gas, which can lead to health problems. No word yet on when evacuated residents will be allowed to return home.