Story: Historic volcanic activity

Volcanic eruptions in New Zealand since 1300

Volcanic eruptions in New Zealand since 1300

This map shows the volcanic vents that have erupted in New Zealand since about 1300 and were likely to have been witnessed by people, as well as the Taupō volcano, which erupted about 200 AD. Eruptions occurred only in the North Island – there have been none in the South Island.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Eruptions in early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/6824/volcanic-eruptions-in-new-zealand-since-1300 (accessed 21 February 2020)

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