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Sunken Ruins in Lake Taal: An Investigation of a Legend

  title={Sunken Ruins in Lake Taal: An Investigation of a Legend},
  author={T. Hargrove and Isagani R. Medina},
  • T. Hargrove, Isagani R. Medina
  • Published 1988
  • Geography
  • Taal Volcano is aptly called a "killer volcano." She is as deadly as she is mysterious and beautiful. Taal, in a deep crater lake about sixty kilometers south of Manila, has erupted at least thirty-three times since 1572.1 A 1911 eruption killed more than 1,300 lakeside dwellers and a 1968 eruption, several hundred.2 The most colorful of many Lake Taal legends is of a sunken Spanish church. I first heard the story in 1979 over coffee with Urbito T. Ongleo, photography supervisor at the… CONTINUE READING

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