Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12815
An ash plume erupts from the Ruapehu South Crater during the 1995-96 eruption, depositing ash across the flank. Ash was emplaced across a narrow swath on the NE North Island of New Zealand, out over the Pacific Ocean. This caused disruptions to water and power supplies and damage to the agricultural industry, with a cost of over $130 million New Zealand dollars to the tourism industry.
Photo by John A Krippner, 1995-1996.
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Keywords: eruption | ash plume | ash | volcanic ash | plume | ashfall | fallout | deposition | wind dispersal | explosive eruption