Kakepuku volcano

Lava cone(s) 450 m / 1476 ft
New Zealand, -38.07°S / 175.25°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kakepuku volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
28 Jul 2021 18:55:02 GMT

152 km
42 km (26 mi)
Otorohanga District, 68 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
27 Jul 2021 16:56:24 GMT

5 km
50 km (31 mi)
Taupo District, 74 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
27 Jul 2021 16:30:08 GMT

5 km
49 km (30 mi)
Taupo District, 25 km southwest of Tokoroa, South Waikato District, New Zealand
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
26 Jul 2021 03:25:23 GMT

126 km
47 km (29 mi)
South Waikato District, 40 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
25 Jul 2021 01:26:22 GMT

131 km
38 km (24 mi)
Otorohanga District, 65 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


Kakepuku is less eroded than neighboring Pliocene-lower Pleistocene Pirongia volcano (Briggs 1983). A flank cone lies to the north, and the Te Kawa lava cone, the only volcano of the Alexandra volcanic group to retain a crater, lies to the SE.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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