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Mokohinau Islands volcano

Volcanic field 134 m / 440 ft
New Zealand, -35.9°S / 175.12°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mokohinau Islands volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The Mokohinau Islands are the surface expression of a largely submarine rhyolitic plateau and are a part of the Hauraki volcanic region offshore from the Northland Peninsula. Burgess Island contains rocks of basaltic to rhyolitic composition. FanalIsland consists of a rhyolitic lava dome with an obsidian cap that is fission-track dated at 0.5 million years ago (Skinner 1986). Houghton (1994 pers. comm.) considers this date to be suspect.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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