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Whakaari / White Island | Sulphurous fumarole
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White Island is the only active marine volcano of New Zealand. It rises approx. 320 m above sea level, but 1600 m above the sea floor. Besides a number of eruptions, this stratovolcano has displayed post-volcanic activities almost continuously since it was discovered by Captain Cook in 1769.

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Sunday 15 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | North Island (1082 visits)