Story: Historic volcanic activity

Lahar from Ruapehu (2nd of 2)

Lahar from Ruapehu

In late September 1995, explosive eruptions spread mud and water from the crater lake of Ruapehu around the summit, and caused lahars down the valleys. This photograph, taken on 24 September 1995, shows an eruption underway, with mud from an earlier eruption covering the snow around the crater.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu since 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6877/lahar-from-ruapehu (accessed 19 October 2018)

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