Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
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) activity update: weakening seismic unrest

Tue, 23 Feb 2021, 12:40
12:40 PM | BY: RL
Not much has changed since the last update, but seismic activity under the volcano has decreased. In the latest volcano bulletin, PHIVOLCS reported:
"In the past 24-hour period, the Taal Volcano Network recorded one (1) volcanic earthquake. Emission of white steam-laden plumes from fumarolic activity at the vents of the Main Crater was moderate."
Alert level 1 (abnormal) remains in place.

Previous news

Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 09:50
The crater lake of Taal Volcano Island during 16 and 17 Feb 2021 with apparent calm (image: PHIVOLCS)
Ongoing elevated seismic activity under the volcano sparked fears that the volcano, which had a massive, devastating eruption little more than a year ago, in January 2020, might erupt again in the near future. It prompted authorities to evacuate residents from Volcano Island, located within the crater lake of Taal volcano in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. ... read all
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 09:50
Crater Lake at Taal volcano yesterday (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. ... read all
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

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.