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South Coromandel Peninsula volcano

Volcanic field 795 m / 2608 ft
New Zealand, -37.25°S / 175.78°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
South Coromandel Peninsula volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
South Coromandel Peninsula volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The southern Coromandel Peninsula contains three areas where Pleistocene basalts outcrop--Table Mountain west of Tairua Harbour, an area NW of Whangamata and a larger area between Te Aroha and Athenree (Latter 1985, pers. comm.). Houghton (1994 pers. comm.) notes that age data for many of the Coromandel localities is suspect, and that it is possible that all of the Coromandel arc volcanoes are Miocene-Pliocene in age.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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