posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:20 PM
Originally posted by muzzy
I've been excited all morning after hearing the news, waiting for more information to come out regarding the eruption. I have fond memories of
witnessing the 95/96 eruption of Ruapehu, as I was living in Taupo at the time, and I still have family in the area.
From what I gather, the recent eruption is venting from the Te Maari craters, which last erupted in 1897. This was the most recent eruption at
Tongariro if you regard Ngaruhoe as a separate volcano, although you could arguably claim that Ngaruhoe is one of the vents of the Tongariro complex.
Here is a pdf of the volcanic hazards at Tongariro for those interested.
Volcanic Hazards at Tongariro
Also, I've come across this image that was taken this morning.
It will be interesting to see how this eruption unfolds (same goes for White Island, but I find Tongariro a little more exciting). But I hope
everyone close to the mountain remains safe.