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We are very lucky to still be here at this point!

We had our local volcano, Taal, erupt a few years back. We are 30km away and were luckily not downwind on the days that followed, but the noise and the lightning and the sight was something I will never forget.

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30km! I can imagine how unforgettable. The thunder of St. Helens going off 200 miles to the southeast on May 18, 1980 woke me out of my sleep.

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This is the Philippines so pretty densely populated! There were actually people on the island in the middle of the crater lake! People live all around the volcano, it’s pretty much prime real estate, beautiful views, amazing soils. I always thought it’s f-ing crazy to live so close but when you think about it, the volcano may only erupt every 100 years or so, so you might get lucky and never have to worry about running for your life, haha

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Living in a region with multiple volcanoes and potential for the most powerful earthquakes, I can understand. Just hope I’m gone before the big one hits.

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