Story: Volcanoes

Taranaki ring plain

Taranaki ring plain

On the Taranaki peninsula, a line of three cone volcanoes (Taranaki, Pouākai, and Kaitake) is surrounded by a huge ring plain of avalanche, lahar, and tephra deposits. The ring plain appears smooth in the digital terrain map and contrasts with the dissected hill country to the east.

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Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - Cone volcanoes and volcanic fields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/8703/taranaki-ring-plain (accessed 11 August 2020)

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