Taal volcano news & activity updates
Taal Volcano (Luzon, Philippines): weekly volcanic activity report 29 Jan-4 Feb 2020
Thu, 6 Feb 2020, 07:5907:59 AM | BY: MARTIN
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 from Taal volcano on 5 February (image: PHIVOLCS)
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
Mon, 3 Feb 2020, 15:44
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. read all
Sun, 2 Feb 2020, 22:30
Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 11:47
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." ... read all
Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 22:30
Taal Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION FL030 EXTD SW REPORTED AT 20200123/2208Z OBS VA DTG: 23/2210Z
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 08:24
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. ... read all