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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
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Tongariro volcano news & activity updates

Tongariro volcano (North Island, New Zealand) activity update

Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 17:05 PM | BY: T

Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
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.
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
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). [more]
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Weak earthquakes continue to occur under the volcano, but the general level of seismic activity has remained low. [more]
Tremor at Tongariro during the past 30 days (WT station, GeoNet)
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Some small earthquakes have appeared again today, but generally, seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend over the past weeks. [more]
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)
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
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]
Current seismic signal from West Tongariro station (GeoNet)
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
Some local earthquakes are visible at the recent seismic recording. [more]

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