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Macauley caldera (1st of 3)

Macauley caldera

Macauley Island, which is one of the Kermadec group, is a tiny part of a much larger land form under the sea. This model shows that Macauley Island is on the eastern edge of a caldera about 10 kilometres across.

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How to cite this page:

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/8723/macauley-caldera (accessed 7 December 2019)

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