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Haungaroa undersea volcano

Haungaroa undersea volcano

The Haungaroa volcano was discovered in 2002, and this model has been built from information gathered during an underwater survey. The real volcano is about 30 kilometres in diameter and 2,400 metres high. On this model the darker areas are young lava flows.

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Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - The Kermadec Ridge: submarine volcanoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/8721/haungaroa-undersea-volcano (accessed 22 October 2019)

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