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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: normal or dormant (1 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
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explosive
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Tongariro volcano news & activity updates

Tongariro volcano (New Zealand): false reports of ash venting

Sunday Sep 23, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

GeoNet reported on 20 Sep, that "No further volcanic activity has occurred from the reactivated Upper Te Maari craters on Tongariro. Scientific teams have been busy collecting and analysing data to understand the current unrest.

Seismic activity has also remained low over the six weeks since the eruption, however, some small earthquakes have been recorded near Te Maari."

Reports of ash emissions on Friday were discredited by GeoNet who concluded that the observers (pilots) confused aerosols in the steam and gas plume with ash.
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Seismic signal from Tongariro volcano (12 Aug 12)
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
GeoNet reports little new activity from Tongariro. Seismicity from the volcano has remained low. It is noted that most of the activity visible on the seismograph drums is caused by wind. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
This morning, NZ scientists could use a brief window of clear weather to make an overflight of the eruption area which was found to be just below the Upper Te Mari crater, where new steam vents were observed. At the moment, Tongariro is calm, but eruptions could resume any time. [more]
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
- The eruption started at 11:52 PM (NZ time) and lasted about 30 minutes. ... [more]

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