Taal volcano news & activity updates
Taal Volcano (Luzon, Philippines): weekly volcanic activity report 29 Jan-4 Feb 2020
Thursday Feb 06, 2020 07:59 AM | BY: MARTIN
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.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 231 tonnes/day.
According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) there were a total of 23,915 people in 152 evacuation centers, and an additional 224,188 people were staying at other locations as of 3 February.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 0-5).
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 7 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 Jan-4 Feb 2020
Monday, Feb 03, 2020
Over the past 24 hours, DOST-PHIVOLCS observed “moderate to voluminous emission of dirty-white to white steam-laden plumes rising 800 meters high before drifting southwest.” On February 1st 2020, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions was measured at an average of 97 tonnes/day. ... [more]
Sunday, Feb 02, 2020
Monday, Jan 27, 2020
The activity of the volcano has continued to slowly decrease. During the past week, it has been characterized by "weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 800 meters high that drifted northeast." ... [more]
Taal Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION FL030 EXTD SW REPORTED AT 20200123/2208Z OBS VA DTG: 23/2210Z
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
The activity of the volcano has continued to decrease overall, showing no significant changes: the observatory reported it was characterized by "weak emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 500 meters high from the Main Crater that drifted southwest. ... [more]