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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 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
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Explosive
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Taal volcano news & activity updates

Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines) activity update: unrest continues, increased water temperatures, inflation of the edifice

Friday Feb 24, 2012 08:49 AM | BY: T

Field measurements on 21 February 2012 at the western sector of the Main Crater Lake yielded slight increase in water temperature of 31.8°C from 31.4°C, decrease in water level of 0.65 meter from 0.72 meter and slight increase in acidity of pH 2.82 from pH 2.86. Ground deformation survey (precise leveling) on the Volcano Island last 15 - 17 February 2012 indicated no significant change compared with October 2011, but is nonetheless still inflated compared with baseline data. GPS data for the period of February to first week of November 2011 showed slight deflation in Taal Volcano Island beginning August, but nonetheless also indicate that the edifice is still slightly inflated compared to February baseline data.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission at the Main Crater Lake decreased to 482 tonnes per day on 18 October 2011 compared from the previous readings of 1,821 tonnes per day last 27 June 2011. (PHILVOLCS bulletin 24 Feb 2012)
Previous news
Sunday, Apr 10, 2011
Philolcs, the Philippine volcano monitoring agency, has increased the alert level for Taal volcano. This is based on the following observations: ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
Taal volcano continues to be restless. PHIVOLCS reported slightly increased seismic activity and steam rising from the thermal area inside the Main Crater on 18 January, but temperature, acidity and color of the lake are at normal levels, and the color had not changed. [more]

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