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Friday, Apr 24, 2015
The alert level was lowered back to the lowest level green, after signs of unrest at the volcano gradually had declined during the past weeks. ... [more]
Earthquakes (yellow and red circles) near Ngauruhoe during the past 14 days
Monday, Mar 23, 2015
New Zealand's GNS Science reports an increase in earthquakes under the volcano, interpreted as weak signs of volcanic unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level was raised to level 1 (minor volcanic unrest), but no eruption is expected in the near future. ... [more]
 

Ngauruhoe volcano

Stratovolcano 1978 m (6,489 ft)
North Island, New Zealand, -39.13°S / 175.64°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 24 Apr 2015
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ngauruhoe volcano eruptions: 1975-77, 1972, 1968-69, 1962, 1958-59, 1956, 1948-54, 1939-40, 1937, 1934, 1931, 1924-28, 1917, 1913-14, 1909-10, 1904-07, 1897-98, 1892, 1883, 1881, 1878, 1875, 1869-70, 1862-64, 1857, 1844, 1841, 1839, 550 BC ± 200Ngauruhoe volcano seen from Tongariro; Ruhapehu volcano in the background.
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 18 Nov
Sun, 18 Nov 19:29 UTCM 0.9 / 24.4 km20 kmNew Zealand
Sun, 18 Nov 14:10 UTCM 0.4 / 6.2 km16 kmNew Zealand
Sun, 18 Nov 12:01 UTCM 1.4 / 4.8 km15 kmNew Zealand
Sat, 17 Nov
Sat, 17 Nov 22:41 UTCM 0.7 / 14.3 km18 kmNew Zealand
Sat, 17 Nov 19:35 UTCM 0.7 / 5.2 km7 kmNew Zealand
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Ngauruhoe (pronouned "Nauruhó"), a steep 600 m tall stratovolcano 17 km NNE of Ruhapehu volcano, is the main vent of Tongariro volcano and one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes. Its last eruptive phase in 1975-77 produced violent ash explosions, lava fountains and pyroclastic flows. In its recent past, Ngauruhoe has been erupting around every 10 years and the time lapsed since then makes this the longest repose interval known in its recorded history.

Background:

Ngauruhoe is the youngest and most active cone of the large Tongariro volcanic complex, and forms today its highest peak. Ngauruhoe started to grow about 2500 years ago and has been frequently active in historic times.




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