a volcano near us

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
July 10, 2012 9:28pm CST
just lately i found out that the island near my city named Basilan is a volcano itself..the whole island is part of the volcano. wow. I never really knew this. I mean all my life i live here but i never really knew this, i always wondered before if we have a volcano near us... i know there are volcanoes in the Philippines like Mt. Pinatubo and Mayon but none near me. So i am quite amazed by this...and i hope it will stay dormant. i wonder if anyone here lived near a volcano? any fear that it will explode any time soon? or was it dormant?
8 responses
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 12
jazel you are in Phil. There is an island with volcano near your city. take care do not visit that island. let us hope it will stay dormant or inactive. Such experiences are good to read and watch but difficult to bear when it comes to us. thank God there are no volcanoes near Chennai the place I stay normally. good day.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Lol when i read about this i fret lol i worried it might get active but hubby said to get a grip, it has been dormant for some years now and let us pray it will remain dormant in our lifetime.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Its not the volcano that she must afraid of but abu sayaff. hehehe. Theirs just too many extremist and rebels in Basilan that dormant volcano is not worth thinking of.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
you are partly right bulastika but they are also dormant nowadays.. hmmm
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
11 Jul 12
oh, really? you should be careful to live in there because volcano may wake up any time. If you was born and grow up in there, you may not scare..but i do...
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
yes i lived here all my life and it may sound scary but i am not that scared at all.. it has been dormant for so many years now.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
From time to time I hear an encounter between military and abu sayaff and MILF in their. I guess its a site that the volcano is not dormant. hehehehe. I guess if basilan is indeed a volcano and its going to erupt I think their will be peace in the land as the true bayanihan system of filipino either muslim of christian will surely surface and help each other in time of crisis like volcanic eruption.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
if it will erupt it will surely cleanse the place of Abu Sayaff..
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
But, I do hope the civilians and the good people will not be there when it erupts.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
I've always lived all my life in the city and I have never known any volcano here in our island. It's a good thing you knew that there was a volcano present near you than knowing it late when it already erupts. Do take care and pray it doesn't wake up or else that's really bad.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Yes i sure hope not it will wake up..maybe i should start buying sleeping pills so when it wakes up i would just give it some pills..
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Jul 12
Hi jazel I know one at least one other Lotter friend who stays near some volcano and she is from your country too. The last time we shared our ideas, she is okay with the lifestyle and dangers of being around something like a dormant volcano. Well, I pray and hope that the volcanoes stay dormant and if they ever start becoming active, you and people near by(in the danger zone) are made aware of much in advance and are shifted to some safer location before it erupts.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
I sure hope it will stay dormant sids! it can be pretty scary.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
11 Jul 12
I didn't live near a vocano.Well,i think it is really horrible if it is active.And maybe a little bit dangerous.Just think positive and people will be ok,i think the government will try to tell in advance before the vocano has any info being active.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
yup it will surely be in the news..
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
we live on the foot of a mountain, Mt Banahaw, which is an inactive volcano. before our house was constructed we had to get rid of a lot of huge rocks first that were scattered all around the lot. According to the old people from this town, the rocks were from the time when the volcano errupted. So yes, it is a bit scary because we know that our place will be smashed in case the volcano becomes active again. but living next to a mountain has its perks. For one, we have great weather. It's always cooler here compared to Metro Manila.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Yes it is indeed a lot cooler and fresher to live near the mountains, it was great when we went for a vacation at my dad's province too.. I sure hope these volcanoes will stay dormant as it can truly disrupt people's lives.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Wow! Now that's another trivia of the day. I never actually knew about this also. I am still puzzled and amazed by this new information.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
...and by the way, thanks for this!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
Yes i was also amazed when i first read this choy and to think we have been here all our lives!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
Where did you read this from anyway? I want to share this information with my siblings and friends as well. It would be good if there is reference for me to show them.