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 1000042
Name: Taal
Lat/Lon: 14.002 , 120.993
Event Date: 28 Mar 2022 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: 28 Mar 2022 07:45 UTC

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Philippines - Volcanic activity (ECHO 28 Mar 2022)Mon, 28 Mar 2022 11:14

  • On 26 March, the main crater of Taal Volcano (Batangas Province, north Philippines) generated a short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption, followed by a phreatomagmatic activity that generated plumes up to 3,000 metres accompanied by volcanic earthquakes, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). The Alert Level 3 (Magmatic Unrest) was raised for Taal Volcano.
  • The Philippines Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD Dromic) reports that there are 9,212 persons displaced from the Municipalities of Agoncillo and Laurel (Batangas Province), as of 28 March.
  • The entire Taal Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and entry into the island, as well as into high-risk Municipalities of Agoncillo and Laurel has been prohibited.
  • Local government units provide relief assistance. DG ECHO and partners continue to monitor the situation and humanitarian condition of the affected population
Philippines - Taal Volcano eruption, update (ECHO 29 Mar 2022)Tue, 29 Mar 2022 12:33

  • The activity of the Taal Volcano (Batangas Province, north Philippines) continues, as three new phreatomagmatic eruptions occurred in the main crater on 28 March. These eruptions produced plumes up to 800 metres high, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
  • On 28 March, eight volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the area, as well as sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. The Alert Level 3 (Magmatic Unrest) remains for Taal Volcano, while the entire Taal Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone. Entry into the island as well as high-risk barangays of Agoncillo and Laurel is prohibited.
  • According to the Philippines Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD Dromic), as of 29 March, there are 3,661 displaced people, mainly from the Municipalities of Agoncillo and Laurel (Batangas Province).
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newsinfo Taal Volcano update: 3 phreatomagmatic bursts, 13 quakes reco ... 2022-04-01T06:08+0200.

MANILA, Philippines — Three phreatomagmatic bursts and 13 volcanic earthquakes from Taal Volcano were recorded in a 24-hour period by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs said in its Friday morning upd
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Taal Volcano update: 3 phreatomagmatic bursts, 13 quakes recorded2022-04-01T06:08+0200.

MANILA, Philippines — Three phreatomagmatic bursts and 13 volcanic earthquakes from Taal Volcano were recorded in a 24-hour period by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs said in its Friday morning upd
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3 phreatomagmatic bursts, 13 volcanic earthquakes recorded in Taal2022-04-01T04:17+0200.

Three more phreatomagmatic bursts were recorded in Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said Friday. In its report of its observation from 5 a.m. on Thursday to 5. a.m. Friday,
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Over 7,000 displaced by Taal eruption2022-03-31T19:00+0200.

The unrest of the Taal Volcano has affected 7,237 persons, or 2,047 families in 18 barangays, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Thursday. The report coincided with three phreatomagmatic eruptions, accordin
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