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Kapenga volcano

Updated: Sep 29, 2022 06:02 GMT -
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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 29, 2022 10:36 am (GMT +13) (Sep 28, 2022 21:36 GMT)

121 km
34 km (21 mi)
Waikato, 39 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Sunday, September 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 26, 2022 2:21 am (GMT +13) (Sep 25, 2022 13:21 GMT)

93 km
43 km (27 mi)
Waikato, 54 km southwest 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

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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