Taupo vulcano

Caldera 760 m / 2,493 ft
New Zealand, -38.82°S / 176°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

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Stile eruttivo tipico: non specificato
Eruzioni del vulcano Taupo: 260 AD (?) 

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sat, 15 May 2021 (GMT) (5 Terremoti)
15 May 2021 11:46:15 GMT
2.0

143 km - Di più
km33 km a ovest da Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
15 May 2021 10:05:33 GMT
1.5

3.7 km - Di più
kmRotorua District, Bay of Plenty, 17 km a nord est da Taupo, Nuova Zelanda
15 May 2021 03:47:57 GMT
2.0

62 km - Di più
km11 km a sud-est da Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
15 May 2021 03:36:26 GMT
2.0

146 km - Di più
kmTaupo District, 88 km a sud-est da Hamilton, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
15 May 2021 03:00:30 GMT
1.7

4.5 km - Di più
km16 km a sud da Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda

Sfondo

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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