Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

Lava blocks (2 o 3)

Lava blocks

Eight seconds after the initial explosion, the ash cloud has expanded. Incandescent lava blocks, some the size of small cars, leave vapour trails in the sky. Some blocks were thrown as far as 2 kilometres from the crater.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6854/lava-blocks (accessed 20 August 2019)

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