About Taal Volcano

About Taal Volcano

Thousand islands make up the whole Philippines. As an archipelago, there are various lands that are enclosed in water. There are lots of wonderful places that you can visit. Each one gives a unique view and experience. There are lots of popular and hidden wonders in South Luzon. Some became known to the world. Visit these places and it will treat your eyes to great sights. Have an adventure and satisfy your need for one.

Taal Volcano is one of the most prominent tourist spots in South Luzon.  It is a well-known place that has managed to keep its glory. Go to Taal Volcano to see its unique form. Find more about its beauty and see its true worth.

Taal Volcano is in Batangas. It is a humble town south of Luzon. Its unique form lures lots of travelers from around the world. Its dangerous appeal is something that tourists admire. Go on an adventure and see the sights in Taal Volcano. You will be able to see volcanic activity up close. There continues to be a large traffic of visitors who want to see its beauty for themselves.

MOUNTAIN TYPE

Taal Volcano has various types of cones. It is a complex volcano that is enclosed by a lake. The lake fills Taal Caldera. Contrary to the legend of Taal Volcano, it was formed due to volcanic eruptions. The crater was then filled with water. Crater island and the lake have a unique beauty that entices travelers. Visit the tourist spot and you will be treated to an outstanding view. You will also get to have fun activities that are unique to the place.

It earned the title “Decade Volcano.” It is the second most active one in the Philippines. It is being observed by agencies in order to avoid disasters in the future. It has a total of 33 eruptions. Some were so violent it led to the death of thousands. The toll is assessed to be around 5,000 to 6,000.

GEOGRAPHY OF TAAL VOLCANO

Taal Volcano has earned fame due to its unique form. There is an island within a lake in an island. This is enclosed in another lake. Vulcan Point is a small rocky island that lies in the surface of the lake in the crater island. The caldera is filled by Taal Lake, which contains the crater island. Due to eruptions from the past, the caldera was formed in its current location. Caldera’s creation has caused the next eruptions to form a volcano island.

Most eruptions of Taal Volcano are confined inside the caldera. But stronger eruptions caused lots of damage. Even the surrounding towns felt these eruptions. It has caused a lot of damage including the death of thousands. It has a total of 33 explosions that are recorded.

Check the timeline below and learn more about Taal Volcano:

YearEvent
1572First recorded eruption that led to the discovery of the town of Taal.
1591A mild eruption that caused smoke to come from the crater’s center occurred.
1605 – 1611One of Taal’s most active years. A friar had a huge cross built on the rim of the crater.
1707 – 1731There were eruptions from other areas of the volcano island.
1707 – 1715Eruptions from Binintiang Malaki crater.
1709 – 1729Eruptions from Binintiang Munti crater.
1716An eruption in September 24 ruined a part of the crater.
1731There was an eruption in the eastern part of the island. It created another island.
1749There was a strong eruption in the main crater.
1754Taal Volcano’s most violent eruption. It lasted for 200 days from May to December.
1790For fifty years, Taal has been inactive until a small eruption this year.
1808There was a strong eruption on March. It covered a large area with ashes. It also caused a change in the form of the crater.
1874On July 19, gasses and ashes from the volcano killed the livestock.
1878From the 12th to 15th day of November, Taal released ashes that covered the entirety of the island.
1904Taal’s eruption formed a new outlet.
1911The crater lake is formed because of this eruption. It is because the crater flooring was destroyed
1965There was a violent eruption. It cut off a large part of the island. There was a change in the center of volcanic activities.
1977Last recorded eruption of Taal Volcano.
2006Seismic activity was observed.
2007On the month of April, there was an increase of natural hot springs in the crater.
2008On the 28th day of August, ten volcanic earthquakes were recorded.
2009Main crater was closed from the public. There were nine volcanic activities.
2010Seismic activity is felt on April.
The temperature of the crater lake increased by 2-3 °C during May.
PHIVOLCS raised the status to Alert Level 2, which means that there could be a coming eruption.
2011In May, temperature and pH level of the lake rose.
Alert Level status was raised to 2 from April to July.