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Taupo volcano

Caldera 760 m / 2,493 ft
New Zealand, -38.82°S / 176°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Taupo: 260 AD (?) 

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Tue, 11 May 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
11 May 2021 04:10:41 GMT
1.8

130 km - Más
km13 km al oeste de Taupo, Waikato, Nueva Zelanda
11 May 2021 03:49:41 GMT
0.6

20 km - Más
kmNew Zealand
Mon, 10 May 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
10 May 2021 22:21:33 GMT
1.9

84 km - Más
km8.6 km al noreste de Taupo, Waikato, Nueva Zelanda
10 May 2021 19:09:54 GMT
1.8

115 km - Más
km21 km al oeste de Taupo, Waikato, Nueva Zelanda
10 May 2021 13:12:14 GMT
2.4

149 km - Más
km22 km al noroeste de Taupo, Waikato, Nueva Zelanda

Background

Taupo, the most active rhyolitic volcano of the Taupo volcanic zone, is a large, roughly 35-km-wide caldera with poorly defined margins. It is a type example of an "inverse volcano" that slopes inward towards the most recent vent location. The Taupo caldera, now filled by Lake Taupo, largely formed as a result of the voluminous eruption of the Oruanui Tephra about 22,600 years before present (BP). This was the largest known eruption at Taupo, producing about 1170 cu km of tephra. This eruption was preceded during the late Pleistocene by the eruption of a large number of rhyolitic lava domes north of Lake Taupo. Large explosive eruptions have occurred frequently during the Holocene from many vents within Lake Taupo and near its margins. The most recent major eruption took place about 1800 years BP from at least three vents along a NE-SW-trending fissure centered on the Horomotangi Reefs. This extremely violent eruption was New Zealand's largest during the Holocene and produced the thin but widespread phreatoplinian Taupo Ignimbrite, which covered 20,000 sq km of North Island.
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