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Taal volcano
caldera 311 m / 1,020 ft
Luzon, Philippines, 14°N / 120.99°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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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Taal volcano (Luzon, Philippines): the activity of the volcano continues at high levels, alert level remains at 4

Monday Jan 13, 2020 08:08 AM | BY: MARTIN

Eruption from Taal volcano yesterday (credit: Migule De Guzman)
Eruption from Taal volcano yesterday (credit: Migule De Guzman)
An ash cloud over the Taal lake from the volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash cloud over the Taal lake from the volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The volcano entered to a period of increased phreatic activity.
PHIVOLCS recorded magmatic eruptions on 12 January at 13:00 local time and today on 13 January between at 02:49 to 04:28 local time.
An ash plumes reached 55,000 ft (16,800 m) altitude.
The magmatic eruption is characterized by lava fountaining accompanied by thunders of lightning. At 14:00 local time yesterday, the sounds of eruptions were heard at Talisay, Batangas.
The seismic station records 75 volcano-tectonic earthquakes on 13 January at 5:00 local time. Increased seismic activity is accompanied by magma movement under the volcano which may lead to next eruptive activity.
Alert level remains at 4 on a scale of 0-5. The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows and tsunamis could affect an area of about 14 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 13 January 2020
Previous news
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Spectacular view of the eruption from Batangas. Credit: Domcar Lagto
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Taal is erupting for the first time since 1977, and has sent a steam-and-ash plume to 16.8km (55,000ft), accompanied by a lot of lightning. PHIVOLCS has raised the Alert Level to 4 on a scale of 0-5. It is currently unknown whether the eruption is phreatic or phreatomagmatic. ... [more]
Satellite image of Taal volcano on 12 Jan 2020
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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