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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 (New Zealand): alert level lowered back to green

Sunday Aug 23, 2015 11:05 AM | BY: T
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.
The Volcanic Alert Level was lowered to 0 (on a scale of 0-5). The Volcanic Alert Level for Ngauruhoe is separate and had been lowered to 0 on 20 April.
Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013
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. ... read all
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
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. ... read all
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). ... read all
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
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. ... read all
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
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. ... read all

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