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Taal Volcano Emits Highest-Ever Levels of SO2 — Big Eruption Imminent (VEI 4-6)

The highest-ever levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emissions and tall, steam-rich plumes were recorded venting from the Taal volcano’s main crater over the weekend (Luzon, the Philippines).

On Saturday, July 3, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) said sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions averaged 14,699 tonnes over the course of the day — an all-time high; while upwelling in the Main Crater Lake generated steam plumes that rose 2,500 meters above the Volcanic Island.

In an update on Sunday, July 4, PHIVOLCS said that Taal’s SO2 venting had increased to 22,628 tonnes over a 24hr period — another new all-time high.

The agency added that a number of “strong and very shallow” low frequency volcanic earthquakes associated with magmatic degassing have been recorded beneath the eastern part of the Volcano Island.

On Sunday, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 17 volcanic earthquakes, including 1 volcanic tremor event having a duration of 45 minutes, 16 low frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that has persisted since 8 April 2021.

SO2 venting has continued into Monday, July 5:

Sulfur dioxide can cause irritation to the respiratory system.

As a result, thousands are being evacuated from the Taal Volcano Island, as well as from the high-risk regions of Bilibinwang, Banyaga, Agoncillo, Buso-buso, Gulod, eastern Bugaan, Laurel, and Batangas Province.

The public is also reminded that the entire Taal Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and entry into the island, along with the high-risk areas, is prohibited.

Eruption Imminent

The Taal volcano has an explosive and catastrophic history peppered with VEI 2, 3, and 4 eruptions, and scrolling down the eruptive history over at, there’s even a VEI 6 in there.

The most recent VEI 4 occurred in January, 2020.

This eruption displaced hundreds of thousands of people and lead to the closure of Manila Airport.

Volcanologists are expecting another eruption of this magnitude, imminently.

Authorities have raised the alert level accordingly, suggesting that magma is at or near the volcano’s surface.

A VEI 6 isn’t off the table either.

Such an eruption would bring about the instant cooling of planet Earth due to the sunlight-blocking particulates ejected high into the stratosphere–this would exacerbate the stark cooling we’ve already witnessed since 2016:

Life before the eruption was peaceful, say Luzon island locals, and their harvests abundant — but that feels like a long time ago now. Taal volcano –and the miseries brought-about by COVID restrictions– have suppressed the islands’ once carefree spirit.


Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in the Sun.

The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Taal is no different.

Checking back with the volcano’s eruptive history over at, we can see that recent high-level eruptions (VEI 3+) have ALL coincided with solar minimums; that is, 2020, 1965, 1911, 1754, 1716, with VEI 3s being an almost constant occurrence during the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715), particularly at the onset.

Taal could be the ‘big one’, the one that send global temperatures off a cliff, which in turn will bring about the mass failure of our mono-cropping ways, globally.

Stay tuned for updates.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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4 Thoughts to “Taal Volcano Emits Highest-Ever Levels of SO2 — Big Eruption Imminent (VEI 4-6)”

  1. Roland Salomonsson

    Remember! If the eruption itself is not very immense, it will make a large damage just from it´s SO2. SO2 is a good isolation of solarradiation (if it´s consentrated)

  2. Juglans Nigra

    SO2 and CO2 also released at steady rates from much less exciting volcanics: for example the ongoing lava at the Iceland Fagradalsfjall is venting at around 4200 tonne / day of SO2 and 10,000 tonne/day of CO2……but add those up over the near-100 days of eruption so far and the numbers get close to a tenth of the gross NZ release of CO2 by people. Which kind of puts the effectiveness of catastrophic atmosphere control methods into the “pointless” bin.
    There are a lot of volcanoes, worldwide, and many are under-sea.
    The remaining catastrophe is the economic and social collapse which is the whole point of the program.
    Ciao, walnutter

  3. Ronin

    I live 300 miles from a very active volcano that kicked off during the December 20 Saturn Jupiter alignment like several others. So2 is toxic as hell to humans. Good for plants, especially coffee though which oddly enough is a vasodilator for the body but a vasoconstrictor for the head, so may help with so2 allergies.

  4. K.Holliday

    In 1995 I graduated from university with a Ba(hons) degree in Archaeology and PreHistory. I can say with certainty that before all Ice Ages there is an increase of volcanism. This has the effect of particles in the higher atmosphere blocking warmth and light from the Sun, which in a Solar Minimum is already less active. We are definitely heading into this and although it may take years and be a gradual decline at the moment, there will be a prolonged period of intense cold.

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