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Increased activity recorded from Philippines' Taal Volcano: report

2010-08-29 09:23:04 GMT2010-08-29 17:23:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Residents ride a boat in a lake surrounding Taal Volcano south of Manila June 11, 2010. (Reuters File Photo)

MANILA, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Increased activity from the Taal Volcano in Philippines' Bantangas province in Luzon has been reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), local TV station ABS-CBN reported Sunday on its website.

The report quoted Phivolcs as saying that the institute was able to record 20 volcanic quakes in the last 24 hours, but the temperature of the water in Taal Volcano's lake remains at 34 degrees Celsius, which has been the water's temperature for the past few days.

Phivolcs reminded residents and tourists not to enter the 6-kilometer danger zone as Alert Level 1 remains hoisted over the volcano.

The Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where continental plates collide producing frequent quakes and volcanic activities.

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