Overall Orange alert Volcanic eruption for Taal
in Philippines

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Taal is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Taal
Lat/Lon: 14.002 , 120.993
Event Date: 16 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 3080000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 29950000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 6
Population exposure index: 7
Inserted at: 13 Jan 2020 13:17 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 12 Jan 2020 00:00 TOKYO
2 13 Jan 2020 00:00 TOKYO

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Philippines , Region of Southern Tagalog (population 8,266,000) . The nearest places are Bayuyuñgan, Malaue, Boot, Calampan, Balete, Cuenca, Bagbag, Balagbag, Taal, Luksuhin, and Quezon City.

Radius Population
100 km 29.9 million people
75 km 23.9 million people
50 km 9.8 million people
30 km 3 million people
20 km 1 million people
10 km 66000 people
5 km 9500 people
2 km 1400 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Southern Tagalog Philippines 8.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bayuyuñgan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 9 km
Malaue Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 10 km
Boot Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 4800 people 11 km
Calampan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 11 km
Balete Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 8600 people 12 km
Cuenca Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 21000 people 13 km
Bagbag Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 13 km
Balagbag Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 15 km
Taal Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 39000 people 16 km
Luksuhin Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 4500 people 16 km
Ik-ik Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 16 km
Calawang Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 17 km
Mendez Nunez Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 - 18 km
Malvar Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 29000 people 19 km
Tanauan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 67000 people 19 km
Lipa Southern Tagalog Philippines City 210000 people 20 km
Calaca Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 36000 people 21 km
Bauan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 33000 people 23 km
Silang Southern Tagalog Philippines City 110000 people 24 km
Tinga Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 24 km
Canlubang Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 - 27 km
Batangas Southern Tagalog Philippines City 230000 people 28 km
Mabini Batangas Philippines Village5 2700 people 28 km
Dao Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 28 km
Banaba Southern Tagalog Philippines Village6 4300 people 28 km
Alaminos Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 31000 people 29 km
Rosario Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 - 29 km
Tuy Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 8400 people 29 km
Balayan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 50000 people 29 km
Calamba Southern Tagalog Philippines City 310000 people 30 km
Maalas-as Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 31 km
Canda Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 32 km
Magallanes Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 3300 people 33 km
Navotas Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 33 km
Bagalañgit Batangas Philippines Village5 2300 people 34 km
Buenavista Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 - 35 km
Carmona Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 54000 people 35 km
Lian Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 7400 people 36 km
Tiaong Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 5000 people 36 km
Santa Rosa Southern Tagalog Philippines City 2600 people 37 km
Dagatan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 2900 people 37 km
San Pablo Southern Tagalog Philippines City 200000 people 37 km
Bay Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 33000 people 37 km
Binãn Southern Tagalog Philippines City 200000 people 38 km
Bucal Batangas Philippines Village5 - 38 km
Binubusan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 6600 people 39 km
Gamao Philippines Village5 - 39 km
Nasugbu Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 61000 people 39 km
Maricaban Philippines Village5 - 40 km
Maragondon Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 22000 people 41 km
Mabuñga Southern Tagalog Philippines Village6 - 41 km
Ilihan Batangas Philippines Village5 3500 people 41 km
Naic Southern Tagalog Philippines City 54000 people 42 km
Calatagan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 15000 people 43 km
Looc Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 3000 people 43 km
Nanhaya Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 44 km
General Trias Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 94000 people 44 km
Tehero Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 46 km
Lobo Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 3000 people 46 km
Amaya Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 46 km
Bangad Southern Tagalog Philippines Village6 - 47 km
Candelaria Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 59000 people 47 km
Imus Southern Tagalog Philippines City 210000 people 48 km
San Juan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 3100 people 48 km
Nagcarlan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 24000 people 48 km
Punta Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 2500 people 48 km
Pila Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 34000 people 48 km
Apar Southern Tagalog Philippines Village6 - 48 km
Binakayan Cavite Philippines Village4 - 49 km
Tanza Cavite Philippines Village5 - 49 km
Pajo Batangas Philippines Village5 - 49 km
Cabatang Southern Tagalog Philippines Village6 4100 people 49 km
Caytan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 50 km
Magdalenal Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 52 km
Bagumbayan National Capital Region Philippines Village6 - 52 km
Jalajala Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 53 km
Anibong Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 53 km
Cavite Cavite City Philippines City 110000 people 54 km
Puerto Galera Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 3200 people 54 km
Santa Cruz Southern Tagalog Philippines City 100000 people 55 km
Binangonan Southern Tagalog Philippines City 210000 people 56 km
Laiya Batangas Philippines Village4 7400 people 57 km
Sumaguil Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 57 km
Sariaya Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 44000 people 58 km
Pagsanjan Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 4200 people 58 km
San Salvador Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 59 km
Luisiana Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 4500 people 59 km
Lumban Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 30000 people 60 km
Muzon Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 61 km
Lucban Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 30000 people 62 km
Castañas Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 62 km
Morong Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 49000 people 63 km
Tanay Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 58000 people 64 km
Taytay Southern Tagalog Philippines City 220000 people 64 km
Tayabas Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 37000 people 65 km
Wawa Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 4800 people 65 km
San Andres Southern Tagalog Philippines Village5 - 66 km
Cabcaben Central Luzon Philippines Village5 5800 people 66 km
Manila National Capital Region Philippines Capital 10.2 million people 66 km
Paete Southern Tagalog Philippines Village4 26000 people 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Fernando AB 372 Mil. Paved No 4900 15 km
Sangley Point AB SGL 2 Mil. Paved No 8600 55 km
Ninoy Aquino International MNL 23 Civ. Paved Yes 12200 56 km
Lucena 12 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 66 km
Pagbilao Grande Island 4 0 82 km
Lubang LBX 5 Civ. Paved No 3900 97 km
Mamburao MBO 4 Civ. Paved No 3900 97 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Calaca Philippines 24 km
Tabangoa PHTBG Philippines 26 km
Batangas PHBLG Philippines 28 km
Pagapas Philippines 39 km
Nasugbu PHNUG Philippines 41 km
Cavite PHCVE Philippines 54 km
Manila PHMNL Philippines 65 km
Calapan / Batangas PHCLP Philippines 68 km
Bataan PHBTN Philippines 69 km
Mariveles Philippines 72 km
Navotas Philippines 73 km
Mauban Philippines 84 km
Paluan Philippines 87 km
Tilic Philippines 88 km
Mamburao Philippines 96 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Caliraya Caliraya Caliraya 1949 64 km

Nuclear plants

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