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Healy volcano

Healy volcano

A large submarine volcano on the Kermadec ridge, north of New Zealand, was discovered by undersea surveys, and has been named Healy volcano. It includes a large caldera, and the black cross-hatched area in the image is a reconstruction of what the volcano may have looked like before it erupted and collapsed.

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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, (accessed 25 July 2024)

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