“Volcano Island” redirects here. For the Japanese island group, see Volcano Islands. Taal Volcano Aerial photo of Taal Volcano; North is on right-hand side of photo. Elevation 400 m (1312 ft) Location Location Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines Coordinates 14°0?7?N 120°59?34?E? / ?14.00194°N 120.99278°E? / 14.00194; 120.99278Coordinates: 14°0?7?N 120°59?34?E? / ?14.00194°N 120.99278°E? / 14.00194; 120.99278 Geology Type complex volcano Volcanic arc/belt Macolod Corridor Last eruption 1977 Climbing Easiest route Daang Kastila [Spanish Trail] Map showing major volcanoes of the PhilippinesTaal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Historical eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Lake Taal. The lake partially fills Taal Caldera, which was formed by powerful prehistoric eruptions between 140000 to 5380 BP.[1] Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.[2] It is located about 50 km (31 mi) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila. The volcano had several violent eruptions in the past causing loss of life in the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with the death toll estimated at around 5000 to 6000. 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
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