Reporoa

Photo of this volcano
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  • 38.42°S
  • 176.33°E

  • 592 m
    1942 ft

  • 241060
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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).
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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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