Find out why? TAAL is a Supervolcano!

Find out why? TAAL is a Supervolcano!




Resident living nearest the Taal volcano are having a fit with the authorities because of the total lockdown it has implemented.
These past few days it would seem Taal volcano has calmed down, a vast difference from its fiery eruption last January 12.


Residents from the town of Cuenca  are angry and have demanded from the authorities to allow them to see their properties and feed their livestock.

(photo credit to Pepe Alas)

"Bigyan kami ng window hour para pumasok. [Madiligan] mga halamat at [mapakain] ang mga hayop. How long will that take us?" a resident said.
(Give us a window hour to go inside so we could water our plants and feed the animals.)
The town of Cuenca is one of 14 towns in the province of Batangas that have identified by state seismologists as susceptible to ballistic projectiles, base surges and volcanic tsunami in case of a major eruption.


Taal Volcano is still under alert level 4, the second-highest danger level, which means a "hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days."
An interesting post was uploaded by Mr. Pepe Alas in his Facebook account saying that Taal volcano is a Super volcano.
It boggles me as to why Taal Lake is not generally considered as a supervolcano. All the characteristics of a supervolcano (collapsed caldera, gigantic ridges, etc.) are inherent in her. The breathtaking landscape of Tagaytay ridge, for instance, is actually the enormous rim of that ancient supervolcanic crater.

If I'm not mistaken, Taal Lake is the only supervolcano that still has an active crater in its center. Therefore, in my opinion, this makes Taal Volcano as the most dangerous in the world. To say that it is just one of the most dangerous is already false humility.



For the full quote of his post, please see below:

TAAL IS A SUPERVOLCANO

It boggles me as to why Taal Lake is not generally considered as a supervolcano. All the characteristics of a supervolcano (collapsed caldera, gigantic ridges, etc.) are inherent in her. The breathtaking landscape of Tagaytay ridge, for instance, is actually the enormous rim of that ancient supervolcanic crater.



If I'm not mistaken, Taal Lake is the only supervolcano that still has an active crater in its center. Therefore, in my opinion, this makes Taal Volcano as the most dangerous in the world. To say that it is just one of the most dangerous is already false humility.

After reading Thomas R. Hargrove's famous little book about Taal Lake and its mysterious volcano, I am finally convinced that people should stay out of the danger zone... PERMANENTLY. According to Hargrove's research, several towns surrounding the lake were buried and/or submerged underwater throughout Taal Volcano's recorded history. The Spanish friars tried their best to take the native BatangueƱos away from the volcano. They have transferred from place to place whenever the volcano's unpredictable fury took away their homes. But now that they're gone, their flocks' stubborn descendants keep on returning to where they shouldn't be in the first place.









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