A free, multi-hazard risk assessment software programme developed in New Zealand can be a powerful tool for assessing volcanic fields around the world.
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Holocene ash fall from both local and distal volcanoes has affected Auckland more frequently than previously documented, with a possible average frequency of at least once every 424 years.
The scale of eruption in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) appears to be controlled by the dynamics of the soft area (asthenosphere) of the upper mantle.
The rate of activity in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) in the upper North Island of New Zealand has been increasing for the past 60,000 years, suggesting that the field is still in its infancy.
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