posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 06:05 PM
Mainly for the benefit of XPLodER, who on the 7.0 Christchurch
thread seemed to be
confused as to how many extinct volcanos there were in the Auckland area.
Anyone who has been to Auckland will know about the volcanic cones, you can't miss them, in fact until the Skytower was built the first sign of
Auckland city when you were coming from the south was One Tree Hill volcano.
This old map was drawn by Dr. Ferdinannd von Hochstetter in 1830 showing all the cones and vents.
Of cource the city, with a population of over 1 million, is now built over the top of most of them.
I grew up in Mt. Roskill and lived just south of the 3 Kings (there is a huge Mall there now on the north side of the ridge.)
If you don't think Auckland is a hilly city, try cycling to the top of as many volcanic cones in one day that you can
You'll need a mountain
bike for some of them.
Heres the map (there is a bigger clearer version here
They don't get many quakes up there these days, perhaps 2-3 a year, mostly in the Hauraki Gulf off Whanagaparoa Peninsula and last year there was one
on the north end of Waiheke Island. They are usually minor quakes 1-2 Magnitude.
can't seem to get the scroll bars up on the image .... help please
[edit on 4-9-2010 by muzzy]
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