Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

Incandescent ash column (3 o 3)

Incandescent ash column

It is usually difficult and dangerous to get close to an ash column as it erupts from a vent. When this photograph was taken, in April 1977, a strong southerly wind was blowing away from the photographer, exposing the red-hot ash and gas in the centre of the column.

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Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Eruptions in early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6834/incandescent-ash-column (accessed 31 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006