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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00356

The northern margin of the 17-km-wide Rotorua caldera is defined by the dark line of trees along the cliff at the center of the photo. A succession of terraces marking former lake levels can be seen on the shore of Rotorua Lake. Rotorua is the NW-most of a cluster of calderas forming the Taupo Volcanic Zone in the central North Island. Photo by Lloyd Homer (courtesy of Bruce Houghton, Wairakei Research Center).

The northern margin of the 17-km-wide Rotorua caldera is defined by the dark line of trees along the cliff at the center of the photo. A succession of terraces marking former lake levels can be seen on the shore of Rotorua Lake. Rotorua is the NW-most of a cluster of calderas forming the Taupo Volcanic Zone in the central North Island.

Photo by Lloyd Homer (courtesy of Bruce Houghton, Wairakei Research Center).

Keywords: caldera


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