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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) Taal volcano eruptions:
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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines): elevated tremor; increased hydrothermal activity

Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 09:50
09:50 AM | BY: MARTIN
Crater Lake at Taal volcano yesterday (image: PHIVOLCS)
Crater Lake at Taal volcano yesterday (image: PHIVOLCS)
Seismic progress at Taal volcano on 14 Feb (image: PHIVOLCS)
Seismic progress at Taal volcano on 14 Feb (image: PHIVOLCS)
Distribution of the low-frequency (LF) earthquakes (red dots) and tremor events (blue dots) since 6 Feb at Taal volcano (image: PHIVOLCS)
Distribution of the low-frequency (LF) earthquakes (red dots) and tremor events (blue dots) since 6 Feb at Taal volcano (image: PHIVOLCS)
The seismic network of volcanological observatory PHIVOLCS detected 98 tremor events at less than 1 km depth that lasted in range of 5 to 12 minutes.
The Crater Lake temperature reached 77.1°C and 1.59 pH value of acidification on 12 February.
Fumarolic activity accompanied by emissions of water vapor and gases continue from the vent that rose to 5 m above the crater.
Ground deformation parameters from continuous electronic tilt at the volcano recorded a slight deflation around the summit crater since October last year. Very slow and steady inflation of the Taal region has been recorded by continuous GPS data after the eruption.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 16 February 2021

Previous news

Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 07:17
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. ... read all
Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 07:56
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
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 08:53
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
Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 10:59
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
Sat, 8 Feb 2020, 11:04
No significant changes in activity of the volcano have occurred during the past days: ... read all

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