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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Hazard scenarios for monogenetic (clustered) volcanism must cover a range of eruption periods as revealed by a study of Rangitoto.
Do you know that there are about 53 volcanoes in Auckland and that Rangitoto is the youngest one?
Cleverly illustrated and packed full of easy to understand information, the DEVORA fact sheets prepared by leading scientific communicators share fun volcanic facts in a simple and engaging form.