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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00396

A Vulcanian explosion from the Ngauruhoe cone of Tongariro volcano in New Zealand on 19 February ejects an ash plume and ballistic ejecta. Blocks up to 20 m across reached hundreds of meters above the vent before impacting the flanks. Photo by Ian Nairn, 1975 (New Zealand Geological Survey).

A Vulcanian explosion from the Ngauruhoe cone of Tongariro volcano in New Zealand on 19 February ejects an ash plume and ballistic ejecta. Blocks up to 20 m across reached hundreds of meters above the vent before impacting the flanks.

Photo by Ian Nairn, 1975 (New Zealand Geological Survey).

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