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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tagaytay-Taal Volcano

Taal is a volcano located in the active west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines . Located in Talisay and San Nicolas in Batangas. It is an island in Lake Taal, which is situated within a caldera formed by an earlier very large eruption. It is approximately 50 kilometers from the capital, Manila.
The volcano has erupted 33 times since 1572 , causing loss of life in the populated areas surrounding the lake ( 1911 - 1300 dead, 1965 - 200 dead). The recent period's most active volcano occurred between 1965 and 1977.

Taal Church

Picnic Grove  Park Map

Picnic Grove

Picnic Grove  Zipline


Peoples Park in the Sky

Giant Pineapple

Tagaytay condo

Geological history
The Taal volcano is part of a chain of volcanoes along the western side of the island of Luzon, which were formed by subduction of the Eurasian plate beneath the Philippine Mobile volcanic belt. Taal Lake is within a 25-30 km caldera formed by four explosive eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 for years. Each of these eruptions created extensive deposits, reaching as far as it is located where today Manila.
Since the formation of the caldera, subsequent eruptions have created another volcanic island, within the caldera, known as Volcano Island. The island covers an area of ​​about 23 km2, overlapping volcanic cones and craters. 47 different cones and craters have been identified on the island.

Crater Lake and Vulcan Point
Volcano Island contains a lake called Crater Lake. Within the lake there is another volcanic island, called Vulcan Point. Vulcan Point is the world's largest island within a lake on an island within a lake.


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