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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 (Luzon, Philippines) activity update: occasional minor steam emissions

Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 10:59 AM | BY: MARTIN

Minor emissions of steam plumes from Taal volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Minor emissions of steam plumes from Taal volcano from satellite (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 northeast.
Additionally recorded 45 volcano-tectonic earthquake associated with magma beneath the edifice of which 2 earthquakes were felt at 19:37 and 19:51 local time in area of Bilibinwang, Agoncillo, Batangas.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 25 February 2020
Previous news
Saturday, Feb 08, 2020
No significant changes in activity of the volcano have occurred during the past days: ... [more]
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Taal volcano on 5 February (image: PHIVOLCS)
Thursday, Feb 06, 2020
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. ... [more]
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]
Earthquakes under Taal volcano during the past days
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]

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