Fact check: ‘Most amazing photo’ of Taal Volcano eruption

Fact check: ‘Most amazing photo’ of Taal Volcano eruption

- A social media page has claimed that the photo of dark clouds mixed with lightning streaks was taken during the Taal Volcano eruption

- It also mentioned that the photo was the “most amazing shot” taken amid the eruption last Sunday

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the netizens

- The photo was actually taken in Chile way back 2015 when the Calbuco Volcano erupted

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Photos of the supposed Taal Volcano eruption have been making the rounds on social media.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false and misleading the people.

In a report by Rappler, Facebook page Philippine Weather System/Earthquake Update posted the photos of a volcanic eruption with lightning streaks.

“#TaalVolcano The most amazing shots habang nag aalburuto ang bulkang Taal kagabi,” it read in the caption.

The photo garnered about 1,800 reactions, 101 comments, and 1,100 shares.

Rappler conducted a reverse image search and discovered that the first photo was taken by freelance photographer Francisco Negroni in Chile way back 2015.

It was the photo of Calbuco Volcano when it erupted in April 2015.

Fact check: ‘Most amazing photo’ of Taal Volcano eruption

Screenshot from the site of Francisco Negroni
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“Witnessing the eruption of a volcano for some can be scary and I understand it, but for me it is the greatest image of the power of nature...the power of creation,” it read in his caption.

Meanwhile, the second photo was an actual photo of the Taal Volcano taken by photographer Paul Quiambao.

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Last January 12, the Taal Volcano erupted. The PHIVOLCS raised Alert Level 4 and it remains the same as of posting time.

The ashfall was felt over most parts of Metro Manila for about two days. Many celebrities and Filipinos helped the victims of the eruption by donating food, water, and face masks.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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