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Reporoa

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  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand to Fiji
  • Caldera
  • 1180 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.42°S
  • 176.33°E

  • 592 m
    1942 ft

  • 241060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1180 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Waiotapu thermal area
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Reporoa.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Reporoa.

Photo Gallery

Multi-colored Bridal Veil Falls were formed from silica terraces created when mineralized water poured over from the Primrose Pool of the Waiotapu thermal area. The noted hydrothermal area lies within the 10-km-wide Reporoa caldera, which was formed during the Pleistocene in the Reporoa-Broadlands basin near the western margin of the Taupo volcanic zone. Large hydrothermal explosions took place from the Waiotapu thermal area at the time of the Kaharoa eruption of neighboring Tarawera volcano about 770 years ago.

Photo by Richard Wysoczanski, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Bay of Plenty-Southern Havre Trough Physiography
Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1990
Series: Misc
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:400,000
Map of Bay of Plenty-Southern Havre Trough Physiography
Title: Bay of Plenty
Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1989
Series: Coastal
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Bay of Plenty
Title: New Zealand Geol
Publisher: NZGS, DSIR (Dept Scientific & Industrial Research)
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of New Zealand Geol
Title: Central N Island, Touring Map
Publisher: Department of Lands and Survey New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1986
Series: NZMS
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Central N Island, Touring Map
Title: New Zealand Topo Map
Publisher: Department of Lands and Survey New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1983
Series: NZMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of New Zealand Topo Map
Title: Late Quaternary Tectonic Map of New Zealand
Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1977
Series: Misc Map Series
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Late Quaternary Tectonic Map of New Zealand
Title: N Island, Geol Map of NZ
Publisher: NZGS, DSIR (Dept Scientific & Industrial Research)
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Island, Geol Map of NZ
Title: N Island, Quaternary Geol
Publisher: NZGS
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1973
Series: Misc
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Island, Quaternary Geol
Title: Quaternary Geology-North Island
Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1973
Series: Misc Map Series
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Quaternary Geology-North Island
Title: New Zealand
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1971
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:7,500
Map of New Zealand
Title: Rotorua
Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1964
Series: NZMS 1
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Rotorua
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 10 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 116418-1 Ignimbrite WAIOTAPU --
NMNH 116566-1 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-2 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-3 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-4 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-5 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-6 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-7 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-8 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
NMNH 116566-9 Volcanic Rock BROADLANDS --
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