Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01622
Snow-capped Ngauruhoe volcano rises above the Mangatepopo track on the NW side of the volcano. The dark lobe in the right foreground is a deposit produced by lithic-rich pyroclastic flows during the 1975 eruption. Meter-scale ballistic blocks from powerful Vulcanian explosions during the 1975 eruption were ejected out to distances of 2.8 km, beyond the location of this photo.
Photo by Don Swanson, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).