Taal Volcano

LIVE UPDATES: Taal Volcano unrest in 2021

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LIVE UPDATES: Taal Volcano unrest in 2021

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas was placed under Alert Level 3 on July 1, after a phreatomagmatic eruption occurred. Weak phreatomagmatic bursts and high levels of sulfur dioxide emissions, among others, were observed in the days that followed.

The unrest gradually decreased within July, prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to downgrade Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 on July 23. But Phivolcs stressed that the threat of an eruption has not disappeared.

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

LATEST UPDATES

Phivolcs bulletin, December 31, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Friday, December 31:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 7,533 tons per day on Thursday, December 30

● Volcanic earthquakes: none in past 24-hour period, but low-level background tremor has persisted since July 7

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 30, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Thursday, December 30:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 6,201 tons per day on Wednesday, December 29

● Volcanic earthquakes: none in past 24-hour period, but low-level background tremor has persisted since July 7

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 29, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Wednesday, December 29:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 9,289 tons per day on Tuesday, December 28

● Volcanic earthquakes: none in past 24-hour period, but low-level background tremor has persisted since July 7

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 28, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Tuesday, December 28:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 13,634 tons per day on Friday, December 24 (last available data)

● Volcanic earthquakes: none in past 24-hour period, but low-level background tremor has persisted since July 7

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 27, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Monday, December 27:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 13,634 tons per day on Friday, December 24 (last available data)

● Volcanic earthquakes: 1 volcano-tectonic earthquake in past 24-hour period. Low-level background tremor has also persisted since July 7.

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 26, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Sunday, December 26:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 13,634 tons per day on Friday, December 24 (no data given for Saturday, December 25)

● Volcanic earthquakes: none in past 24-hour period, but low-level background tremor has persisted since July 7

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

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 25, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Saturday, December 25:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 13,634 tons per day on Friday, December 24

● Volcanic earthquakes: 3 in past 24-hour period, including 2 volcanic tremors lasting 2 to 6 minutes. Low-level background tremor has also persisted since July 7.

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 1,800 meters tall, drifting southwest

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 24, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Friday, December 24:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 10,694 tons per day on Thursday, December 23

● Volcanic earthquakes: 11 volcanic tremors in past 24-hour period, lasting 2 to 120 minutes. Low-level background tremor has also persisted since July 7.

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 1,500 meters tall, drifting southwest

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 23, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Thursday, December 23:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 12,060 tons per day on Wednesday, December 22

● Volcanic earthquakes: 1 volcanic tremor in past 24-hour period, lasting 90 minutes. Low-level background tremor has also persisted since July 7.

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 3,000 meters tall, drifting west and southwest

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo

Phivolcs bulletin, December 22, 8 am

Phivolcs reported the following in its Taal Volcano bulletin issued at 8 am on Wednesday, December 22:

● Sulfur dioxide emission: 12,754 tons per day on Tuesday, December 21

● Volcanic earthquakes: 3 in past 24-hour period. Low-level background tremor has also persisted since July 7.

● Main Crater Lake activity: upwelling of hot volcanic fluids which generated plumes 1,500 meters tall, drifting southwest and northwest

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

Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 2. Phivolcs reminded the public that the following could still occur:

● sudden steam- or gas-driven explosions
● volcanic earthquakes
● minor ashfall
● lethal accumulations or expulsions of volcanic gas

Acor Arceo