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Tongariro volcano
complex volcano 1978 m / 6,490 ft
North Island, New Zealand, -39.12°S / 175.65°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Tongariro volcano eruptions:
Eruptions outside Ngauruhoe, mainly on SSE flank (Red Crater): 6 Aug 2012, 1927 (?), 1926, 1896, 1890 (?), 1886, 1885±1, 1869, 1859, 1855, 1500 ± 50, 550 BC ± 200 years, 9350 BC (?), 9450 BC (?), 9650 BC (?), 9850 BC (?)
Eruptions from Ngauruhoe vent: 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 ± 200
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Tongariro volcano news & activity updates

Sun, 23 Aug 2015, 11:05
On 19 August GeoNet reported that activity at Tongariro's Te Maari Craters had declined significantly since the eruption in 2012, with data suggesting that unrest associated with the eruption was over. ...more
Tue, 6 Aug 2013, 07:27
Current seismic recording from Tongariro (GeoNet)
During the past two weeks, GeoNet has been recording very small earthquakes beneath the volcano. The quakes were too small to be located but show up on local seismic stations. ...more [read all]
Tue, 19 Feb 2013, 17:05
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
An increased number of earthquakes and possibly a weak tremor pulses appear on today's seismic recording.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013, 11:05
On 14 February GeoNet reported that Tongariro remained quiet with no eruptive activity being detected since the explosion on 21 November 2012. Steam-and-gas plumes rose from the Te Maari Craters, and were unusually strong during the recent weeks possibly due to weather conditions. The Aviation Colour Code remained at Yellow (second lowest on a 4 four-color scale) and the Volcanic Alert Level remained at 1 (on a scale of 0-5).
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 07:21
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Weak earthquakes continue to occur under the volcano, but the general level of seismic activity has remained low.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 09:51
Tremor at Tongariro during the past 30 days (WT station, GeoNet)
Some small earthquakes have appeared again today, but generally, seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend over the past weeks.
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 05:43
Picture of Upper Te Maari Crater looking south west. The main Upper Te Maari Crater is in the centre with the main gas discharge area to the left (east) at the head of the prominent fissure running to the base of the picture. (GeoNet)
Tongariro's current status remains characterized by strong degassing from the Te Maari craters, the site of eruptions in August and November 2012. At present, seismic activity is low. This activity is likely to go on several years, but Tongariro could produce new eruptions with little or no precursors, New Zealand's GNS writes in its recent update: ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 10:58
Current seismic signal from West Tongariro station (GeoNet)
Some local earthquakes are visible at the recent seismic recording.
Thu, 3 Jan 2013, 11:05
A series of small earthquakes have recently been occurring at the volcano.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012, 11:05
Current seismic signal from West Tongariro station (GeoNet)
Small earthquakes continue at the volcano.

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