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TAAL VOLCANO

Why in News?

Volcano south of Manila spewed Lava and broad columns of ash spewed

Background

  • Volcano south of Manila, Philippines is situated around Ring of Fire, which is a belt of high volcano density.
  • The Philippine Sea Plate or the Philippine Plate is a tectonic plate comprising of oceanic lithosphere that lies beneath the Philippine Sea, to the east of the Philippines.
  • Most segments of the Philippines, including northern Luzon, are part of the Philippine Mobile Belt, which is geologically and tectonically separate from the Philippine Sea Plate.
  • Philippine Sea plate is bordered mostly by convergent boundaries, hence it characterised by volcanoes..
  • It has forced around 20000 peoples to be evacuated due to eruption of volcanoes.
Volcano of TAAL

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