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Mount Tongariro, a volcano in the central North Island of New Zealand, has erupted for the first time in 115 years, creating an ash cloud that closed roads and disrupted regional air travel.
The eruption was reported by a member of the public about 11:50 p.m. local time yesterday, New Zealand Police said in an e-mailed statement. There were no initial reports of damage or injuries.
Tongariro is one of three volcanoes in the middle of the North Island, about 340 kilometers (211 miles) north of the capital city Wellington. It lies just to the north of Mount Ngauruhoe, which was used by film di
Originally posted by Pirateofpsychonautics
Apparently the last recorded volcanic eruption in New Zealand was recorded in 1897.