via Esquire Philippines, 14 January 2020: Philippines is on alert as the Taal Volcano threatens to erupt. In peaceful times, the crater lake is a popular tourist spot (I’ve been there a couple of times as a kid) but Spanish historical records document a massive eruption in the 18th century.
On Monday, 11 August 1749, at three in the afternoon begins the eruption of the volcanoes characterized by deeply horrific scenes and earthquakes. The water in the lake has changed during midnight to late afternoon when it started to heat up, and then what followed was the air around the lake, which caused deaths around it.
Until now, the main volcano has been erupting and still continue with the quakes. I still don’t know what happened in the villages of Lipa and Sala. It caused severe damage to people and the surroundings. The eruption of Taal continued until August 13th of 1749.