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Monday, Jul 01, 2013
Seismic activity remains above background. During 26-27 June, PHILVOLCS recorded 15 volcanic earthquakes. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013
A pulse of more frequent earthquakes (7-9 per day) has been detected under the volcano in recent days. Other parameters show at present no significant changes. ... [more]
 

Taal volcano

caldera 311 m / 1,020 ft
Luzon, Philippines, 14°N / 120.99°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 1 Jul 2013
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Taal volcano eruptions: 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
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 19 Jul
Wed, 19 Jul 03:26 UTCM 1.9 / 38 km18 km007 km N 27? E of Calaca (Batangas)
Tue, 18 Jul
Tue, 18 Jul 19:17 UTCM 1.7 / 34 km10 km015 km N 29? W of Mabini (Batangas)
Tue, 18 Jul 09:29 UTCM 2.8 / 33 km7 km003 km S 77? E of Bay (Laguna)
Sun, 16 Jul
Sun, 16 Jul 13:20 UTCM 2.2 / 40 km20 km005 km S 15? E of Calaca (Batangas)
Wed, 5 Jul
Wed, 5 Jul 13:26 UTCM 2.4 / 125 km28 km012 km S 01? W of Calatagan (Batangas)
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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.

Background:

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.

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