Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Taal
in Philippines

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Taal can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000012
Name: Taal
Lat/Lon: 14.002 , 120.993
Event Date: 19 Feb 2021 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 PEI: 7
Inserted at: 19 Feb 2021 09:47 UTC

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Taal report has been published on 17 Feb 2021 08:52.
PHIVOLCS reported that geochemical data collected from Taal?s Main Crater lake indicated a continuous acidification of the water from pH 2.79 to 1.59 between January 2020 and February 2021. A maximum temperature of 77.1 degrees Celsius was unseasonably high, and carbon dioxide/hydrogen sulfide gas flux ratios were consistent with shallow magma degassing. Tilt data indicated minor deflation around Main Crater, though minor inflation was consistently recorded across the Taal region as indicated by analysis of GPS data, InSAR, and microgravity changes. A total of 68 relatively weak tremor signals were detected during 13-15 February; 50 of those were recorded during 0500-1500 on 15 February. The events on 15 February ranged in duration from two to five minutes and occurred at depths less than 1 km. The depth and location of the earthquakes suggested increased hydrothermal activity beneath Taal Volcano Island. Increased seismic activity continued through 16 February; from 0800 on 15 February to 0800 on 16 February there were a total of 98 earthquakes. The Alert Level remained at 1 (on a scale of 0-5) and PHIVOLCS strongly recommended no entry onto the island, and the Main Crater and the Daang Kastila fissure (along the walking trail) was strictly prohibited. Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
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Philippines, Volcanic Eruption, Mount Taal in Calabarzon (05:00 Feb 15 ... Fri, 19 Feb 2021 03:06:00 +0100.

Description On 15 February 2021, Taal Volcano’s monitoring network recorded a series of fifty (50) relatively weak tremor episodes beginning 5:00AM until 3:00PM, 15 February 2020. These tremor episodes ranged in duration from two (2) to fiv
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),