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

Show interactive Map
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

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

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

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

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

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


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.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Más en VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery y otras fuentes como se ha señalado.
Uso de material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.