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Taupo vulcano

Aggiornato: 30 giu. 2022 20:39 GMT - Refresh
Caldera 760 m / 2,493 ft
New Zealand, -38.82°S / 176°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 1 giu 2022 (seismic swarm continues)

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Stile eruttivo tipico: non specificato
Eruzioni del vulcano Taupo: 260 AD (?) 
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
venerdì, 24 giugno 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
25 giu 2022 07:58 (GMT +12) (24 giu 2022 19:58 GMT)

139 km
42 km (26 mi)
Waikato, 58 km a nord ovest da North , Nuova Zelanda
giovedì, 23 giugno 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
23 giu 2022 20:59 (GMT +12) (23 giu 2022 08:59 GMT)

113 km
37 km (23 mi)
Manawatu-Wanganui, 42 km a ovest da Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
martedì, 21 giugno 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
21 giu 2022 15:14 (GMT +12) (21 giu 2022 03:14 GMT)

130 km
36 km (22 mi)
Manawatu-Wanganui, 39 km a ovest da Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
domenica, 19 giugno 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
19 giu 2022 19:42 (GMT +12) (19 giu 2022 07:42 GMT)

146 km
46 km (29 mi)
87 km a sud da Hamilton, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda


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.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Taupo Photos

Panorama over the Taupo volcanic zone seen from the rim of Tarawera volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Panorama over the Taupo volcanic zone seen from the rim of Tarawera volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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