Taal Volcano

LIVE UPDATES: Taal Volcano unrest in 2022

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LIVE UPDATES: Taal Volcano unrest in 2022

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Taal Volcano in Batangas to Alert Level 3 on March 26, warning that there is magmatic unrest which may drive eruptions. This prompted the evacuation of residents from several high-risk areas.

Two weeks later, on April 9, Phivolcs downgraded Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 due to decreased unrest. But the agency said this does not mean that the threat of an eruption has disappeared.

Bookmark this page for Phivolcs bulletins, information on government response, updates about evacuations, and other news about Taal Volcano.

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Phivolcs lowers Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 as unrest declines

Phivolcs lowers Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 as unrest declines

Phivolcs bulletin, April 8, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Friday, April 8:

● Volcanic earthquakes: none detected in past 24-hour period

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 900 meters tall, drifting south-southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 109 tons per day on Thursday, April 7

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 7, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Thursday, April 7:

● Volcanic earthquakes: none detected in past 24-hour period

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 900 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 255 tons per day on Wednesday, April 6

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 6, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Wednesday, April 6:

● Volcanic earthquakes: 1 in past 24-hour period

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 600 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 265 tons per day on Monday, April 4 (latest data given)

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Close to 2,500 families displaced by Taal Volcano unrest

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that a total of 2,445 families or 8,335 people were displaced due to the Taal Volcano’s eruption on March 26. 

A total of 2,803 families or 9,562 individuals were affected by the volcano’s unrest. At least 1,192 families or 4,085 individuals remain in evacuation centers.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said that assistance provided to affected families had reached P1.7 million. He said the distribution of cash aid from the national government was still being scheduled.

According to Bautista, the department continues to monitor the situation with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Department of Science and Technology. In case another eruption happens, the DSWD has already prepositioned about P80 million worth of food and non-food items in warehouses in Batangas and Cavite.

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Phivolcs bulletin, April 5, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Tuesday, April 5:

● Volcanic earthquakes: none detected in past 24-hour period

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 265 tons per day on Monday, April 4

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 4, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Monday, April 4:

● Volcanic earthquakes: 3 in past 24-hour period, including 1 volcanic tremor lasting 3 minutes and 2 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 900 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 470 tons per day on Sunday, April 3

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 3, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Sunday, April 3:

● Volcanic earthquakes: 17 in past 24-hour period, including 4 volcanic tremors lasting 1 to 2 minutes and 13 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 900 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 1,232 tons per day on Saturday, April 2

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 2, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Saturday, April 2:

● Volcanic earthquakes: 36 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes in past 24-hour period

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 900 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 2,451 tons per day on Friday, April 1

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano has been under Alert Level 3 since March 26. Phivolcs said magmatic intrusion at the main crater could drive succeeding eruptions.

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, April 1, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Friday, April 1:

● Phreatomagmatic bursts: 3 from the main crater at 10:39 am, 10:47 am, and 10:55 am on Thursday, March 31, producing plumes 500 to 900 meters tall that drifted southwest

● Volcanic earthquakes: 13 in past 24-hour period, including 3 volcanic tremors lasting 2 to 3 minutes and 10 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 2,000 meters tall, drifting southwest

● Sulfur dioxide emission: averaged 7,856 tons per day on Thursday, March 31

● Ground deformation: Taal Volcano Island and the Taal region began deflating in October 2021

Taal Volcano was placed under Alert Level 3 on Saturday, March 26, following a phreatomagmatic eruption. The volcano is in a state of magmatic unrest.

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