Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

Ash from Ruapehu, 1996 (1 o 2)

Ash from Ruapehu, 1996

This satellite photograph of New Zealand shows the plume of ash from the Ruapehu eruption of 17 June 1996 extending for hundreds of kilometres north-north-east of the vent. Where it drifts depends on wind direction. The end result, over hundreds of years, is that a dusting of volcanic ash has been added to the topsoil and enhanced its fertility.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu since 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6880/ash-from-ruapehu-1996 (accessed 27 June 2022)

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