Fact check: ‘Binintiang Malaki’ is not part of Taal Volcano

Fact check: ‘Binintiang Malaki’ is not part of Taal Volcano

- Some social media posts claimed that Binintiang Malaki is not part of the Taal Volcano islands

- It was also mentioned in the post that the postcards tricked many people about the real Taal Volcano

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

- Phivolcs explained that the Taal Volcano has about 47 craters and Binintiang Malaki is among them

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Several social media posts have claimed that the Binintiang Malaki is not part of the Taal Volcano islands.

However, KAMI learned that this claim was false.

In a report by Rappler, the post showed that the Binintiang Malaki was mistaken as part of the Taal Volcano.

“Sa buong buhay ko mali ang inakala ko sa Taal Volcano… Kailangan mo pang sumabog para malaman ang totoo!” it read in the caption.

Fact check: ‘Binintiang Malaki’ is not part of Taal Volcano

Screenshot from Rappler
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, another post showed that the Binintiang Malaki is not part of the Taal crater.

“We have been duped by postcards and images of fake Taal. This area has several craters, and one of them is the ‘Binintiang Malaki’,” it said in the post.

Fact check: ‘Binintiang Malaki’ is not part of Taal Volcano

Screenshot from Rappler
Source: Facebook

Rappler reported that Taal Volcano has 47 craters, and Binintiang Malaki is one of them. It has also been reported that the Taal erupted through Binintiang Malaki at least twice.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has explained that Taal Volcano has a complex volcano system. Meaning, it has several vents that can spew ash, lava, or magma. The one that recently erupted was Taal’s main crater.

In 1707, the Binintiang Malaki first erupted. It was reported that this eruption led to its formation. Meanwhile, the second eruption recorded was in 1715.

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Phivolcs claimed that the Alert Level 4 over Taal Volcano remains since it erupted on January 12.

People are advised not to go back to the volcano island and within the 14-kilometer radius of the Taal Volcano main crater.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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