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Waimangu geothermal field

Waimangu geothermal field

This view shows the Waimangu valley, with Mt Tarawera in the background. When the mountain erupted in 1886, an 18-kilometre line of craters was formed from the summit through the valley. Lake Rotomahana now occupies the central crater.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Unique geothermal fields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006