Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Collapsed crater in sinter terrace

Collapsed crater in sinter terrace

Sinter terraces are fragile, and it is always possible that the ground may subside. This small crater at Waiotapu is clearly unsafe.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Hot gases, mud pools and craters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6502/collapsed-crater-in-sinter-terrace (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006