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13 January 2020

Taal Volcano in Philippines

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Type of Event:Volcano
Location of Event:Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:2020-01-13
Time of Charter Activation:10:15
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC on behalf of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
Activation ID:639
Project Management:Philippine Institute Of Volcanology and Seismology

Taal volcano has erupted pushing streams of lava, dark ash clouds and steam 14km into the air. Authorities in the surrounding province of Batangas, have declared a "state of calamity".

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level to four, meaning an "explosive eruption", only level 5 is higher meaning a hazardous eruption is underway. PHIVOLCS requested a total evacuation of everyone within a 17km radius of the volcano, affecting around half a million people.

Almost 20,000 people have already sought refuge in temporary shelters with many more expected as evacuations take place. The provinces of Batangas and nearby Cavite were the hardest hit with 8,000 villagers forced to leave heir homes. Military helicopters were placed on standby to assist with the evacuation. 

Volcanic ash has spread 100km and as far north as Quezon city forcing the airport to close temporarily. More than 25 million people are living within 100km of the volcano and could be affected with contaminated air and water.

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Ground Projected Displacement Maps of 2020 Taal Volcano Eruptive Activity from 09 to 17 January 2020 using DInSAR

Source: SENTINEL-1A
SENTINEL-1B
Acquired: SENTINEL_1A: 09/01/2020
SENTINEL_1B: 17/01/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

DInSAR Phase and Line of Sight Displacement Maps of 2020 Taal Volcano Eruptive Activity (11 and 17 January 2020)

Source: SENTINEL-1B
Acquired: SENTINEL-1B: 11/01/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

DInSAR Phase and Line of Sight Displacement Maps of 2020 Taal Volcano Eruptive Activity (09 and 15 January 2020)

Source: SENTINEL-1A
Acquired: SENTINEL-1A: 15/01/2020
SENTINEL-1A: 09/01/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Extent of Ashfall on the Taal Volcano Island during the 2020 Taal Eruptive Activity (False Color Composite)

Source: SENTINEL-2A
SENTINEL-2B
Acquired: SENTINEL_2B: 23/01/2020
SENTINEL_2A: 04/03/2019

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Extent of Ashfall on the Taal Volcano Island and vicinity during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruptive Activity (False Color Composite)

Source: SENTINEL-2A
SPOT7
Acquired: SENTINEL_2A: 04/03/2019
SPOT7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: WorldView-2
SPOT7
Acquired: WORLDVIEW_2: 13/10/2019
SPOT7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: ©DigitalGlobe Inc d
© AIRBUS DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: SPOT-7
WorldView-2
Acquired: SPOT7: 16/01/2020
WorldView-2: 13/10/2019

Copyright: © AIRBUS DS (2020)
© DigitalGlobe Inc
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: KOMPSAT-3A
WorldView-2
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3A: 16/01/2020
WorldView-2: 13/10/2019

Copyright: © KARI (2020).
© DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: WorldView-2 / KOMPSAT3A
Acquired: Worldview-2: 13/10/2019
KOMPSAT-3A: 16/01/2020

Copyright: ©DigitalGlobe Inc.
© KARI (2020).
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: WorldView-2
SPOT7
Acquired: WorldView-2: 13/10/2019
SPOT7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: © DigitalGlobe Inc.
© AIRBUS DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Talisay, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: SPOT7
WORLDVIEW_2
Acquired: SPOT7: 16/01/2020
WorldView-2: 13/10/2019
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Copyright: © AIRBUS DS (2020)
© DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Laurel, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: WORLDVIEW-2
SPOT-7
Acquired: WorldView-2: 13/10/2019
SPOT-7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: © DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Laurel, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: WorldView-2
SPOT-7
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS
Acquired: SPOT-7 16/01/2020
WORLDVIEW-2: 13/10/2019

Copyright: © Airbus DS (2020)
© DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Laurel, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: KOMPSAT-3A
SPOT-7
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3A: 16/01/2020
SPOT-7: 11/07/2019

Copyright: © KARI (2020).
© Airbus DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Laurel, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: KOMPSAT-3A
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3A: 04/05/2019
KOMPSAT-3A: 16/01/2020

Copyright: © KARI (2020).
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in Tagaytay City, Cavite during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: WORLDVIEW-2
SPOT-7
Acquired: SPOT-7: 16/01/2020
WORLDVIEW-2: 13/10/2019

Copyright: Worldview-2 © DigitalGlobe, Inc
SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in Tagaytay City, Cavite during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: WORLDVIEW-2
SPOT-7
Acquired: WORLDVIEW-2: 13/10/2019
SPOT-7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Agoncillo, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (True Color Composite)

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: SPOT-7: 11/07/2019
SPOT-7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Effects of Ashfall in the Municipality of Agoncillo, Province of Batangas during the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption Activity as of 16 January, 2020 (False Color Composite)

Source: Dove / SPOT-7
Acquired: Dove: 29/12/2019
SPOT-7: 16/01/2020

Copyright: Dove © Planet Labs Inc. (2019)
SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2020)
Map produced by DOST-PHIVOLCS

Taal Volcano activity assessment on 14 January

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Acquired: Sentinel-2: 28/04/2019
Pleiades: 14/01/2020

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Taal Volcano activity assessment on 16 January

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 28/04/2019
Pleiades: 16/01/2020

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Taal Volcano, San Nicolas impact assessment, Philippines

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/01/2020

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Taal Volcano (West) impact assessment, Philippines

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/01/2020

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Taal Volcano Talisay impact assessment, Philippines

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/01/2020

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

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