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Rotorua volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 23 November-29 November 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
GeoNet reported a small hydrothermal eruption in Lake Rotorua on 28 November, and noted that the occurrence was not unusual. In a news article residents described a geyser that rose 20-30 m above the lake surface. A GNS scientists noted that the last significant steam eruptions in Rotorua occurred about 15 years ago.

Sources: GeoNet, NZ Herald
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Rotorua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 23 November-29 November 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Rotorua volcano
Caldera 757 m / 2,484 ft
New Zealand, -38.08°S / 176.27°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Rotorua volcano eruptions:
Typical eruption style
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