Sumary of Tales from a small but terrible volcano:
- danger zones, reaching as far as Metro Manila as well as the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal andBulacan.
- When people were evacuated from the island, large numbers oflivestock and petsleft behind also died from starvation.
- Ash even affected the tilapia andmilkfish being raised in aquaculture pens in Taal Lakeas about 30 percent of the fish cages inTaal lakewere destroyeddue to changes in acidity and temperature.
- Today, one and a half years after that fateful day, the view of volcano from the 686-m high Tagaytay Ridge in Tagaytay City, is way different when it was years ago prior to the eruption as the island’s lush vegetation have all been killed or stripped of leaves, turning much of the island into a ghostly gray desert.
- Even after the eruption, volcanic activity still continues.
- Although it’s grand viewpoint is in Tagaytay City in Cavite, the volcano and its lake are entirely located in the province of Batangas, with 10 towns (Agoncillo, Alitagtag, Balete, Cuenca, Laurel, Mataas na Kahoy, San Nicolas, Santa Teresita, Taal and Talisay) and two cities (Lipa and Tanauan) encircling the lake.
- The northern half of the island is under the jurisdiction of Talisay, the southern half to San Nicolas.
- It may seemingly look like an island, but Mount Binintiang Malaki is actually connected to the 16-sq-km , 8.8-km long Volcano Island.