Kapenga volcano

Caldera(s) 840 m / 2756 ft
New Zealand, -38.27°S / 176.27°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, September 26, 2021 17:17 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 27, 2021 6:17 am (GMT +13) (Sep 26, 2021 17:17 GMT)

51 km
49 km (30 mi)
37 km east of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:34 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 14, 2021 10:34 pm (GMT +12) (Sep 14, 2021 10:34 GMT)

152 km
20 km (12 mi)
10.1 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


The Kapenga volcanic center was active from sometime between 890 to 710 thousand years ago (ka) and again from about 280 to 270 ka and contains two collapse structures and rhyolitic lava domes (Wilson et al. 1984, Houghton et al. 1995). The NE center, previously considered part of the Okataina center, contains numerous pre-50 ka rhyolitic domes and was the source of the ca. 65 ka Earthquake Flat Breccia. No eruptive activity is known from the Holocene.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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