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Whakaari / White Island | Panorama of the crater lake
WI_nz038a.jpg Whakaari / White Island  |  Panorama of the crater areaThumbnailsBay of Plenty with Whakaari / White Island

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. The main crater shown in the picture is the result of an eruptive phase in the period 1981 - 1983.

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Sunday 15 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | North Island (2786 visits)