Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano
Bulkang Taal
Taal Volcano aerial 2013.jpg
Aerial photo of Volcano Island within Taal Volcano prior to the 2020 eruption. North is to the right-hand side.
Highest point
Elevation311 m (1,020 ft) [1]
Coordinates14°0′36″N 120°59′51″E / 14°0′36″N 120°59′51″E / 14.01000; 120.99750
Taal Volcano is located in Philippines
Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano
Location in the Philippines
LocationTalisay and San Nicolas, Batangas, Philippines
Mountain typeCaldera[1]
Volcanic arc/beltLuzon Volcanic Arc
Last eruptionJanuary 12, 2020 (ongoing)

Taal Volcano (Filipino: Bulkang Taal, IPA: [taʔal]) is a large caldera filled by Taal Lake on Luzon island in the Philippines,[1] and is in the province of Batangas. Taal Volcano is the second most active volcano in the Philippines, with 33 recorded historical eruptions, all of which were concentrated on Volcano Island, near the middle of Taal Lake. The caldera was formed by prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 and 5,380 BP.[2][3] Viewed from the Tagaytay Ridge in Cavite, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.[4] It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila.

The volcano has had several violent eruptions in the past, causing loss of life on the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with the death toll estimated at about 6,000. Because of its proximity to populated areas and its eruptive history, the volcano was designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters. All volcanoes of the Philippines are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Other Languages
العربية: بركان تال
Bikol Central: Bulkan Taal
български: Таал (вулкан)
català: Volcà Taal
Cebuano: Bukid Taal
čeština: Taal (sopka)
Deutsch: Taal (Vulkan)
Ελληνικά: Τάαλ
español: Volcán Taal
Esperanto: Vulkano Taal
français: Taal (volcan)
한국어: 따알 화산
hrvatski: Taal (vulkan)
Ilokano: Bulkan Taal
Bahasa Indonesia: Gunung Taal
italiano: Monte Taal
עברית: טאאל
Kapampangan: Bulkang Taal
қазақша: Таал
македонски: Тал (вулкан)
Bahasa Melayu: Gunung berapi Taal
Nederlands: Taal (vulkaan)
日本語: タール火山
português: Taal
română: Taal
Simple English: Taal Volcano
српски / srpski: Тал (вулкан)
suomi: Taal
Tagalog: Bulkang Taal
українська: Тааль (вулкан)
Tiếng Việt: Núi lửa Taal
Winaray: Bulkan Taal