Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12809
Ruapehu is seen here erupting on 17 June 1996 with a narrow ash plume that rose 8.5 km and extended 200 km NE from the vent. Ash is falling from the plume and is being carried by the wind below it. As well as impacting water, and power supplies, ash from this eruption effected agriculture and caused livestock fatalities.
Photo by John A Krippner, 1996.
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Galleries: Ash Plumes and Ashfall