Rotorua volcano

Caldera 757 m / 2,484 ft
New Zealand, -38.08°S / 176.27°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 26 Mar 2019

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Rotorua: Pleistocene

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistancia/Ubicación
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
23 Jul 2021 20:19:49 GMT
2.8

178 km
27 km (17 mi)
South Waikato District, 25 km al oeste de Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Nueva Zelanda
23 Jul 2021 17:57:43 GMT
2.1

146 km
46 km (29 mi)
South Waikato District, 71 km al sureste de Hamilton, Waikato, Nueva Zelanda
23 Jul 2021 15:21:24 GMT
1.2

86 km
36 km (22 mi)
New Zealand
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
22 Jul 2021 15:56:25 GMT
2.2

135 km
18 km (11 mi)
23 km al noreste de Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Nueva Zelanda
22 Jul 2021 11:12:34 GMT
2.9

126 km
32 km (20 mi)
26 km al sur de Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Nueva Zelanda

Background

The 22-km-wide Rotorua caldera is the NW-most caldera of the Taupo volcanic zone. Rotorua is the only single-event caldera in the Taupo volcanic zone and was formed about 220,000 years ago following eruption of the >340 cu km rhyolitic Mamaku Ignimbrite. Although caldera collapse occurred in a single event, the process was complex and involved multiple collapse blocks. The major city of Rotorua lies at the south end of the lake that fills much of the caldera. Post-collapse eruptive activity, which ceased during the Pleistocene, has been restricted to lava dome extrusion without major explosive activity. The youngest eruptive activity at Rotorua consisted of the eruption of three lava domes less than 25,000 years ago. The major thermal areas of Takeke, Tikitere, Lake Rotokawa, and Rotorua-Whakarewarewa are located within the caldera or outside its rim, and the city of Rotorua lies within and adjacent to active geothermal fields.
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Rotorua Fotos

Mudpool en Rotorua, Nueva Zelanda, la isla norte (Photo: Janka)
Mudpool en Rotorua, Nueva Zelanda, la isla norte (Photo: Janka)
Hot spring in Waimungu Volcanic Valley, one of Rotorua volcano's most known tourist attractions, NZ (Photo: Richard Arculus)
Hot spring in Waimungu Volcanic Valley, one of Rotorua volcano's most known tourist attractions, NZ (Photo: Richard Arculus)
 



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