Taal vulcano

Caldera 311 m / 1,020 ft
Luzon, Philippines, 14°N / 120.99°E
Stato attuale: attività minore o allarme eruzione (3 di 5)
Last update: 24 May 2021 (5,000 ft steam-laden plumes)
Aerial photo of Taal Volcano on December 22, 2012 (image: Mike Gonzalez, Wikimedia Commons, see text for link)
Aerial photo of Taal Volcano on December 22, 2012 (image: Mike Gonzalez, Wikimedia Commons, see text for link)

Taal volcano with its lake-filled 15x20 km wide Talisay (Taal) caldera is a beautiful caldera volcano, but also one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes of the Philippines. Taal has had some of the country's largest and deadliest eruptions: At least 6 eruptions during the recorded history of Taal since 1572 claimed fatalities, mostly from powerful pyroclastic flows, as well as tsunamis produced in the crater lake.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: Esplosivo
Eruzioni del vulcano Taal: 2020, 1977, 1976, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1911, 1904, 1903, 1885(?), 1878, 1874, 1873, 1842, 1825, 1808, 1790, 1754, 1749, 1731, 1729, 1716, 1715, 1709, 1707, 1645, 1641, 1635, 1634, 1609, 1591, 1572

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanza/Ubicazione
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 Terremoti)
17 June 2021 - 07:31 PM (PST) (17 Jun 2021 11:31:00 GMT)
1.8

3 km
27 km (17 mi)
1.9 km a ovest da Alaminos, Province of Laguna, Calabarzon, Filippine
17 June 2021 - 07:31 PM (PST) (17 Jun 2021 11:31:00 GMT)
1.8

12 km
32 km (20 mi)
1.2 km a sud da Los Banos, Province of Laguna, Calabarzon, Filippine
17 June 2021 - 09:59 AM (PST) (17 Jun 2021 01:59:00 GMT)
2.0

18 km
47 km (29 mi)
South China Sea, 24 km a sud-est da Calatagan, Filippine
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
11 June 2021 - 06:11 AM (PST) (10 Jun 2021 22:11:00 GMT)
2.3

116 km
48 km (30 mi)
South China Sea, 12 km a sud ovest da Nasugbu, Filippine

Sfondo

The Taal caldera is largely filled by Lake Taal, whose 267 sq km surface lies only 3 m above sea level. The maximum depth of the lake is 160 m, and contains several eruptive centers submerged beneath the lake. All historic eruptions took place from the 5-km-wide volcanic island in the northern-central part of the lake.
The island is formed by overlapping stratovolcanoes, cinder cones and tuff rings (maars). Historic eruptions have seen the constant change and growth of the island.
Taal caused one of the worst volcano disasters in history: its eruption in 1911 killed 1334 people and caused ash fall as far as Manila city. Due to its devastating potential, Taal was declared one of the "Decade Volcanoes" in the Decade Volcanoes program of the 1990s in order to incentive study and monitoring of the volcano. Taal is today one of the most closely monitored volcanoes in the region. An increase in seismic activity under Taal was recorded in November 2006, followed by an increase in hot water springs in the crater in April 2007.

Aerial image of Taal Volcano Island credit: TheCoffee (Mike Gonzalez), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Taal Photos

ErtaAleMondlicht.jpg (Photo: Reinhard Radke)
ErtaAleMondlicht.jpg (Photo: Reinhard Radke)
ertaale_d21533_5-7.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
ertaale_d21533_5-7.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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