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File photo shows residents living at the foot of Taal volcano wash their volcanic ash-covered horses after rescuing them from their homes and transporting them to Balete town, some 80km south of the Philippine capital Manila. The volcano erupted in January 2020. Image Credit: AFP

A total of 254 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal Volcano in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Thursday.

Of the 254 tremors, 220 lasted for a minute to 27 minutes, the government volcanogists added.

On Wednesday, they detected volcanic "activity at the main crater consisting of weak emission of steam-laden plumes from fumarolic vents that rose 5 metres. Surfurdioxide emission averaged 509 tonnes/day yesterday, 31 March 2021."