A mountain or hill, usually having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a

Where Do We Find Volcanoes ?
• Volcanoes are normally found somewhere where tectonic plates pull apart or are coming together. Volcanoes can

Major Fault Lines In The World

The Two Tectonic Plates
New Zealand has been greatly affected by its position on the edge of two tectonic plates. The boundary between the Pacific Plate and the Indian/

Types of Volcanoes
 Even though each volcano is different and has its own unique history, volcanoes are places in three main groups. These are • Scornia Cone – This volcano has straight sides with steep slopes it also has a very large crater. • Shield Volcano - Very Gentle Slopes • StratoVolcano - Gentle lower slopes, but steep upper slopes, small summit crater 
Scornia Cone Shield Volcano StratoVolcano

Volcanoes In New Zealand • Egmont
• • • • • Ngauruhoe Pukekaikoire Raoul Island Ruapehu Ruapehu Crater Lake • Tangiwai Disaster • Tarawera • Tongariro

White Island / Whakaari

• White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay Of Plenty. It is one of the four islands in the Olive island chain. The island is roughly circular, about two km in diameter, and rises to a

Mount Ruapehu
• Mt. Ruapehu is a stratovolcano on the North Island of New Zealand. It has erupted about 50 times since 1861. At the top of the volcano there is an acidic crater lake. Most eruptions are pheatric ,                                                   involving steam explosions caused by                the contact of lava and water. The most recent major phreatic eruption was in Phreatic 1975. explosion at


Ruapehu in

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