INSAR-BASED LOS SURFACE DEFORMATION COMPARISON OF METRO MANILA BEFORE AND AFTER THE JANUARY 2020 TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION
Keywords: Interferometry, Unwrapping, Subsidence, Uplift, Disaster
Abstract. The city of Metro Manila has been constantly battered by several hazards on an annual basis. On January 2020, the Taal Volcano erupted with multiple recorded earthquakes. Previous literatures have found that Metro Manila is experiencing a steady subsidence. Determination of land uplift or subsidence is crucial in planning and mitigating the effects of flooding in the area. The study aims to determine whether an uplift occurred in Metro Manila after the eruption or is the study area still experiencing subsidence This study uses a pair L1 SLC Sentinel 1 Images. Radar Interferometry is used to generate Interferograms and Satellite Line of Sight (LOS) deformation was determined between the 2 dates of image acquisition. It was found that the Metro Manila area generally experienced an uplift except for some areas in Caloocan which shows subsidence. The uplift magnitude gradually decreases going from the South to North with a max value of 9.6 cm.