Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00389
An aerial view from the north shows the Tongariro volcanic centre in the foreground with massive Ruapehu volcano in the background. The Tongariro volcanic centre consists of a dozen or more partially overlapping volcanoes. The 400-m-wide Blue Lake crater, in the foreground, erupted about 9700 years ago. The small Red Crater, at the center, had minor eruptions during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the symmetrical Ngauruhoe stratovolcano behind it has been one of New Zealand's most frequently active volcanoes during historical time.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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