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Lake Taupō

Lake Taupō

Lake Taupō occupies a caldera (collapse crater), formed by the Ōruanui eruption, and modified by later eruptions. Using information from a survey of the lake, this image shows the shape and depth of the lake bed. The deepest part is near Horomatangi Reefs, where there are hydrothermal vents on the lake floor.

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How to cite this page:

Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - The Taupō volcano', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/8712/lake-taupo (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, published 12 Jun 2006