Story: Historic volcanic activity

Lakes of Raoul Caldera

Lakes of Raoul Caldera

Looking across the Raoul caldera you can see Green Lake (foreground), with Blue Lake behind. The hill in the centre is the remnant of a pumice cone formed during an eruption at about 1650 AD. It was partly destroyed during the eruptions in 1870 and 1964, and Green Lake fills the hole that was left.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Raoul Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9848/lakes-of-raoul-caldera (accessed 6 July 2020)

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