Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

Avalanche (3 o 3)

Avalanche

Thirty seconds after the Mt Ngāuruhoe explosion the ash cloud rises and expands. Some of the heavier material begins to drop, causing fluid pyroclastic flows (glowing avalanches of fragmented rock) that travelled two kilometres down the Mangatepopo valley.

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Photograph by Graham Hancox

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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/6855/avalanche (accessed 11 August 2020)

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