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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01609

An ash plume erupting from the crater of White Island (also called Whakaari) on 25 March 1988. This was one of many phreatomagmatic and magmatic eruptions that took place from 1986 to 1994 from the small island volcano 50 km NE of New Zealand's North Island. Large eruptions on 14 March and 27 April 1988, produced 3.5-km-high ash plumes. Photo by Ian Nairn, 1988 (New Zealand Geological Survey).

An ash plume erupting from the crater of White Island (also called Whakaari) on 25 March 1988. This was one of many phreatomagmatic and magmatic eruptions that took place from 1986 to 1994 from the small island volcano 50 km NE of New Zealand's North Island. Large eruptions on 14 March and 27 April 1988, produced 3.5-km-high ash plumes.

Photo by Ian Nairn, 1988 (New Zealand Geological Survey).

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Whakaari/White Island