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South Auckland volcano

Shield(s) 314 m / 1030 ft
New Zealand, -37.37°S / 174.92°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
South Auckland volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Fri, 20 Mar 04:00 UTCM 1.829 kmNew Zealand

Background:

The South Auckland (Pukekohe) volcanic field consists of basaltic shield volcanoes, scoria cones and tuff cones and rings from 1.56-0.51 million years ago (Smith, in Johnson et al. 1989). The Ngatutura scoria cone group across the Waikato River is of late Plioceneto early Pleistocene age.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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