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complex volcano 1978 m / 6,490 ft
North Island, New Zealand, -39.12°S / 175.65°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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| ReportsTongariro volcano booksTongariro 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 ± 200Typical eruption style:
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Tongariro volcano news & activity updates
Tongariro volcano (North Island, New Zealand) activity update
Wednesday Nov 07, 2012 08:16 AM | BY: T
Current seismic signal from West Tongariro station (GeoNet)
The volcano continues to show increased degassing mainly from the Te Maari eruption site. The hottest temperature measured from gas vents in this area was 235 °C, while others range from 95 °C to 104 °C (GeoNet). Seismic activity overall has remained low with only few earthquakes. GeoNet maintains alert level 1 and aviation color code yellow.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012
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. ...
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.
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.
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