Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00341
Steam and ash clouds rise from the crater of White Island, one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes, in this 1986 view from the SW. The small, uninhabited 2 x 2.4 km wide island is the summit of a largely submerged volcano 50 km offshore from the coast of North Island. The volcano contains two overlapping craters 0.4 x 1.2 km wide that have been the source of frequent intermittent moderate steam-and-ash eruptions since the beginning of historical observations in 1826.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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