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Tongariro volcano glowing on a full moon

A full moon and clear skies allowed the Tongariro volcano to have it’s steam plume and snow-capped crater to glow during the night. When seasonal temperatures drop, the Te Maari crater from time to time can vent a steam plume which has been a continuing feature since Tongariro's Te Maari crater last erupted on 6th August and 21st November in 2012. The last seismic activity was recorded 4 days ago on 19th August.


Image: Courtesy of GeoNet volcano cam at 2:50am Monday.

A look back at the 21st November eruption in 2012.




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