Learn about Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano – Rangitoto.
Rangitoto is a basaltic shield volcano that erupted after the arrival of Polynesians in the Auckland region (c. 1280 AD).
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Discrete melt batches that move at different depths and speeds may explain the erratic spatial and temporal pattern of eruptions in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF).
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