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Ruapehu vulcano

Stratovolcano 2797 m / 9,176 ft
North Island, Nuova Zelanda, -39.28°S / 175.57°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 4 nov 2020 (crater lake temperature is rising again)
Ruhapehu volcano

Ruapehu is one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes and forms the highest peak of the North Island. The andesitic stratovolcano has an age of around 200,000 years and contains a large summit crater containing a lake. Eruptions from the vent inside the lake often cause the lake to drain and form dangerous lahars.

Stile eruttivo tipico: Mildly explosive, formation of lahars
Eruzioni del vulcano Ruapehu:

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Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 (GMT)
29 nov 2020 19:14 (GMT +13) (29 Nov 2020 06:14:22 GMT)

6.3 km - Più
25 kmNew Zealand, Nuova Zelanda
29 nov 2020 15:16 (GMT +13) (29 Nov 2020 02:16:29 GMT)

16 km - Più
27 km29 km north da Utiku, Manawatu-Wanganui, Nuova Zelanda
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 (GMT)
29 nov 2020 12:49 (GMT +13) (28 Nov 2020 23:49:05 GMT)

29 km - Più
21 km16 km south da National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, Nuova Zelanda
28 nov 2020 18:36 (GMT +13) (28 Nov 2020 05:36:49 GMT)

15 km - Più
26 kmNew Zealand, Nuova Zelanda
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 (GMT)
27 nov 2020 16:13 (GMT +13) (27 Nov 2020 03:13:49 GMT)

7.9 km - Più
21 kmRangitikei District, 6.9 km south da Waiouru, Manawatu-Wanganui, Nuova Zelanda
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Ruapehu is a complex volcanic edifice constructed over several cycles and has a NNE-SSW elongated shape. The cone is surrounded by a large plain formed by debris from flank collapse and lahar deposits.
A series of very explosive (Plinian) eruptions occurred at Ruapehu between about 22,600 and 10,000 years ago. Since then, only one vent has probably been active, Crater Lake in the summit region. Activity in historic time consisted of mild explosive phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions often accompanied by lahars threatening the popular ski area on the volcano as well as structures in the surrounding valleys.
An eruption on 24th December 1953 caused a catastrophic lahar that destroyed a rail bridge 42 km from the volcano, just as the Wellington-Auckland passenger train was crossing and fell into the valley, causing 151 fatalities.

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