Story: Historic volcanic activity

Sizes of New Zealand volcanic eruptions (2nd of 2)

Sizes of New Zealand volcanic eruptions

These diagrammatic ash clouds give an indication of the size of eruptions in New Zealand in relation to the major, well-known eruptions of St Helens (USA), Pinatubo (Philippines) and Tambora (Indonesia).

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Source: Bruce Houghton and others. Eruption! Mt Ruapehu awakes. Auckland: Viking, 1996.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Eruptions in early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/6885/sizes-of-new-zealand-volcanic-eruptions (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006