Story: Historic volcanic activity

Ngāuruhoe erupting at night

Ngāuruhoe erupting at night

This time-exposure photograph shows incandescent ash, pumice and blocks being ejected from the vent of Ngāuruhoe, and collapsing down the slopes during one of the eruptions in February 1974.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te 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/6857/ngauruhoe-erupting-at-night (accessed 18 February 2019)

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