Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00409
New Zealand's Ruapehu volcano, seen here from the W, has been constructed by incremental growth of partially overlapping volcanic edifices during the past 250,000 years. The compound volcano has a volume of 110 km3, and another 100 km3 of volcaniclastic debris forms a ring plain surrounding Ruapehu. Te Heu Heu and Girdlestone Peaks form the high points at the N and S ends, respectively.
Photo by Jim Cole (University of Canterbury).