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Taal vulcano

Aggiornato: 3 ott. 2022 02:48 GMT -
Caldera 311 m / 1,020 ft
Luzon, Philippines, 14°N / 120.99°E
Stato attuale: inquieto (2 di 5)
Last update: 28 set 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
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. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
domenica, 2 ottobre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
2 ott 2022 14:47 (GMT +8) (2 ott 2022 06:47 GMT)
2.2

180 km
55 km (34 mi)
South China Sea, 12 km a sud ovest da Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Filippine
sabato, 1 ottobre 2022 GMT (2 sismi)
1 ott 2022 22:57 (GMT +8) (1 ott 2022 14:57 GMT)
2.0

127 km
48 km (30 mi)
South China Sea, 21 km a sud ovest da Balayan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Filippine
1 ott 2022 21:30 (GMT +8) (1 ott 2022 13:30 GMT)
1.9

91 km
53 km (33 mi)
South China Sea, 15 km a sud da Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Filippine
martedì, 27 settembre 2022 GMT (2 sismi)
28 set 2022 02:12 (GMT +8) (27 set 2022 18:12 GMT)
2.3

113 km
48 km (30 mi)
South China Sea, 22 km a sud ovest da Balayan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Filippine
28 set 2022 00:19 (GMT +8) (27 set 2022 16:19 GMT)
2.3

100 km
55 km (34 mi)
South China Sea, 13 km a sud da Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, 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




See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Wed, 28 Sep 2022, 14:00

Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 September-27 September 2022 (Continuing Activity)

On 25 September PHIVOLCS warned of potential lahars around Taal due to intense rains from a typhoon expected during 25-26 September, with a particular focus on the western part of the caldera where ash deposits could become remobilized and affect the communities of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas Province. The report also warned that the ground cracks formed during the 2020 eruption on the NE and SW sectors of Taal Caldera may become enlarged or eroded and cause damage to buildings and houses. The ground cracks were located in the municipalities of Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Lemery, and Taal on the SW part of the caldera, and in the cities of Talisay and Tanauan on the NE side. ... Read all
Thu, 22 Sep 2022, 10:00

Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 September-27 September 2022 (Continuing Activity)

On 25 September PHIVOLCS warned of potential lahars around Taal due to intense rains from a typhoon expected during 25-26 September, with a particular focus on the western part of the caldera where ash deposits could become remobilized and affect the communities of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas Province. The report also warned that the ground cracks formed during the 2020 eruption on the NE and SW sectors of Taal Caldera may become enlarged or eroded and cause damage to buildings and houses. The ground cracks were located in the municipalities of Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Lemery, and Taal on the SW part of the caldera, and in the cities of Talisay and Tanauan on the NE side. ... Read all
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