Story: Historic volcanic activity

Crater Lake, October 1953

Crater Lake, October 1953

Three years after Mt Ruapehu erupted, Crater Lake had risen to approximately its previous level. This panorama shows the swollen lake in Labour weekend 1953, about two months before the Tangiwai disaster in December 1953.

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Photograph by Peter Otway

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu and the Tangiwai disaster', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6865/crater-lake-october-1953 (accessed 25 June 2017)

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