Story: Historic volcanic activity

The Tarawera rift (2nd of 2)

The Tarawera rift

This photograph of Mt Tarawera was taken more than 100 years after it erupted. The rift, formed by explosive eruptions on the night of 10 June 1886, is still the dominating feature. The reddish-brown scoria on the top had been spewed out in just a few hours.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Tarawera', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6847/the-tarawera-rift (accessed 25 August 2019)

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