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Volcano-lahar

New Zealand has many volcanoes and active volcanic regions. Like earthquakes they often occur where the earth is undergoing constant pressure through tectonic plate movement.

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2007 Ruapehu September eruption and lahar

Path of the lahar near skifield Scientific survey after the event aerial view of the lahar
Path of lahar near skifield (GNS)
Scientific survey after the event (GNS)
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Aerial view of the lahar (GNS)

2007 Ruapehu lahar

Breach in the crater lake lahar near the Desert Road Debris at Tangiwai Debris at Tangiwai
Breach in the crater lake
Lahar near the Desert Road
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Debris at Tangiwai
Debris at Tangiwai
Tangiwai memorial debris Picnic bench debris at Tangiwai memorial webcam image just prior to the lahar Same webcam location during the lahar
Tangiwai memorial debris
Picnic bench debris Tangiwai memorial
Webcam image just prior to the lahar
Same webcam location during the lahar


New Zealand volcanoes

Mt Wellington Mt Edgecumbe Mt Taranaki NZ active volcanoes
Mt Wellington,
Auckland city (GNS)
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Mt Edgecumbe (GNS)
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Mt Taranaki (GNS)
North Island active volcanoes
Crater Lake Mt Ruapehu Mt Tarawera Tarawera rift White Island
Crater Lake, Mt Ruapehu (GNS)
Mt Tarawera (GNS)
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Tarawera rift (GNS)
White Island (GNS)
Taking gas samples in White Island Lake Rotorua
Taking gas samples on White Island (GNS)
Lake Rotorua caldera (GNS)


New Zealand volcanic eruptions

Mt Ngaruhoe 1974 Ruapehu ash Mt Ruapehu 1995 Mt Ruapehu 1995
Mt Ngaruhoe 1974 (GNS)
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Ruapehu ash 1995
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Mt Ruapehu 1995
Mt Ruapehu 1995 (GNS)
Satellite image Mt Ruapehu ash plume 1996
Mt Ruapehu ash plume 1996