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Land movement upward for last 300 days at Oturere hut, Mt Ngauruhoe
Land movement eastward for last 300 days at Oturere hut, Mt Ngauruhoe
Land movement northward for last 300 days at Oturere hut, Mt Ngauruhoe
Information: Ngauruhoe is the largest and youngest of the Tongariro cones being about 7,000 years old. Ngauruhoe is the most continuously active of the volcanoes in New Zealand, with the Māori recording many eruptions prior to European colonisation. The first European description was an eruption in 1839. Many of the recent eruptions have produced lava flows down the side of the cone, the last having been in 1954.
In 1974 and 1975 there were explosive eruptions of ash, and blocks of lava were thrown as far as 3 km away. During the last violent eruption, gases streamed from the crater for several hours, producing a churning plume of ash that towered up to 13 km above the crater
Eruption History here:
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