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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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Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines): high thermal anomaly

Thursday Sep 03, 2020 07:17 AM | BY: MARTIN
High thermal anomaly at Taal volcano detected by MIROVA (image: MIROVA)
High thermal anomaly at Taal volcano detected by MIROVA (image: MIROVA)
According to MIROVA Detection System a high thermal anomaly (380 MW) was detected in satellite images yesterday at 02:40 local time.
PHIVOLCS reported that weak fumarolic activity or passive emissions of steam occurred that rose approx. 5 m above the crater and drifted NE.
The seismic station records 8 volcanic earthquakes.
Volcanic Alert Level 1 remains unchanged.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 3 September 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
Steam plume from Taal volcano today (image: @iwannakish/twitter)
PHIVOLCS reported that 20 m high gas-steam plume occurred today at the vents of the Main Crater and extending to the south-southwest of the volcano. ... read all
Monday, Mar 16, 2020
Taal volcano from satellite on 13 March (image: Sentinel 2)
PHIVOLCS recorded occasional minor emissions of steam plumes that rose 164 ft-328 ft (50 m-100 m) above the summit and drifted southwest. ... read all
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Minor emissions of steam plumes from Taal volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
PHIVOLCS recorded occasional minor emissions of steam plumes that rose 164 ft-328 ft (50 m-100 m) above the summit and drifted northeast. ... read all
Saturday, Feb 08, 2020
No significant changes in activity of the volcano have occurred during the past days: ... read all
Thursday, Feb 06, 2020
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano on 5 February (image: PHIVOLCS)
PHIVOLCS reported that during 29 January-4 February surveillance cameras observed a white steam plume which reached approx. 3,645 ft (1,111 m) altitude and drifted SW. ... read all

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