Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00392
Two New Zealand volcanoes, the symmetrical Ngauruhoe in the foreground and the massive Ruapehu in the background, are stratovolcanoes with dramatically different profiles. The steep-sided cone of Ngauruhoe was formed during the past 2500 years by repeated eruptions from a single central conduit. The broad, elongated Ruapehu is a complex volcano that was formed by eruptions over a much longer period of time that constructed at least four overlapping volcanic edifices.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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