Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00393
Symmetrical Ngāuruhoe volcano, seen here in an aerial view from the NE, contains a compound summit crater. The most recent eruptions have occurred from the crater of a small cinder cone that was constructed within the outer summit crater beginning in 1954. Ngāuruhoe is one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes; frequent changes in the morphology of the summit crater have been documented during historical eruptions. The two lakes in the background are the Tama Lakes, flank vents of Ruapehu volcano.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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