Story: Historic volcanic activity

Volcanic activity at Ruapehu and Ngāuruhoe, 1839–2005

Volcanic activity at Ruapehu and Ngāuruhoe, 1839–2005

This diagram shows the major recorded eruptions of Ruapehu and Ngāuruhoe between 1839 and 2005. There appears to be no relationship between the activity of the two volcanoes. However, they have been inactive for some years – the historic and geological record suggests that they will erupt again.

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Source: New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 40 (1960)

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu, 1861–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/6859/volcanic-activity-at-ruapehu-and-ngauruhoe-1839-2005 (accessed 4 August 2020)

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