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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01621

Snow-capped Ngauruhoe, seen here from the NE, rises 800 m above its surroundings and is the highest peak of the Tongariro massif. This large massif is located immediately NE of Ruapehu volcano, and is comprised of more than a dozen cones and craters. Frequent explosive eruptions have been recorded from Ngauruhoe since 1839. Photo by Don Swanson, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Snow-capped Ngauruhoe, seen here from the NE, rises 800 m above its surroundings and is the highest peak of the Tongariro massif. This large massif is located immediately NE of Ruapehu volcano, and is comprised of more than a dozen cones and craters. Frequent explosive eruptions have been recorded from Ngauruhoe since 1839.

Photo by Don Swanson, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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