Phillippine History

Kasaysayan ng Pagputok ng Bulkang Taal

Kasaysayan ng Pagputok ng Bulkang Taal

1749
An illustrated report of the eruption of Taal Volcano in August 1749. From the Archivo Franciscano Ibero-Oriental, Madrid, Spain. Courtesy of Fr. Cayetano Sanchez Fuertes, O.F.M.

Aside from the eruption itself, the report also mentioned earthquakes and the flooding of Taal Lake, which claimed the lives of numerous inhabitants.

In the illustration: Sungay = Mt. Gonzales/People’s Park; Polo Grande (Big Island) = Taal Volcano; Polo Nuevo (New Island) = Binintiang Malaki; Macalote = Mt. Maculot

Photo by National Historic Commision of the Philippines

 

1911
On Jan. 30, 1911, Taal Volcano erupted killing 1,500 people and caused millions of pesos worth of damage. Examination of the victims showed that all died of due to hot steam or mud.

PHOTOS: Original photocard, destruction after the 1911 Taal Volcano eruption. (c) Worthpoint sold on ebay
PHOTOS: Original photocard, destruction after the 1911 Taal Volcano eruption. (c) Worthpoint sold on ebay
PHOTOS: Original photocard, destruction after the 1911 Taal Volcano eruption. (c) Worthpoint sold on ebay




1965
Pagputok ng Bulkang Taal 1965 features the eyewitness accounts of the survivor.
Source: DOST-Philvolcs

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