Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.42°S
  • 176.33°E

  • 592 m
    1942 ft

  • 241060
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

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

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.

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. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 116418-1 Poorly-sorted pyroclastic-rock
NMNH 116566-1 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-2 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-3 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-4 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-5 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-6 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-7 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-8 Volcanic
NMNH 116566-9 Volcanic

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