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2020 Taal Volcano eruption
Taal Volcano's January 12, 2020 explosion
||January 12, 2020 – present
||Calabarzon, Luzon, Philippines
||Phreatic eruption, Strombolian eruption
The Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted on January 12, 2020 with the alert level of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) escalating from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 4.
The main crater spread ashes to Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and some parts of Central Luzon.
Images for kids
Phreatic activity leading up to the first explosive event captured at the main crater of Taal Volcano. Video taken from the installed IP camera of PHIVOLCS monitoring Taal Volcano
Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Taal Volcano on January 23, 2020, showing magmatic activity and the ash-blanketed towns of Agoncillo and Laurel.
View of the eruption from an airplane
Agriculture Secretary William Dar inspecting ash-covered pineapple plants on January 18, 2020
NASA animation of the volcanic plume released by Taal from January 12–13, 2020, using data from JMA's Himawari 8 satellite. The eruption disrupted several flights to and from the Luzon island.