Sydney, Nov 21 ( ANI ): New Zealand's Mount Tongariro
volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of gas and ash up to two kilometer into the air.
Vulcanologists said Mount Tongariro
rumbled to life at 1:25 pm (0025 GMT), in a five-minute burst that briefly closed roads, put aviation authorities on high alert and sent nearby hikers scrambling for safety.
Air New Zealand has disruption to domestic services following the eruption of volcano Air New Zealand has released a series of service updates following the eruption of volcano Mount Tongariro
, located on the North Island, at around 0025GMT on Nov.
New Zealand is an extremely volcanic country, and an eruption at nearby Mount Tongariro
in August spewed ash more than four miles high that hampered air travel, shut highways and closed the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, setting of Mordor in the Jackson films.
They do not believe the eruption is connected to the onshore ash eruption this week of another volcano, Mount Tongariro
, a volcano in New Zealand, has affected the travel plans of large numbers of tourists.
roared into life late on Monday night, as craters on the mountain exploded with flashes and booms.
Volcanic ash fell in areas near Mount Tongariro
in central North Island late Monday night.
Pohutu geyser in Whakarewarewa, near Rotorua Mount Tongariro
, and the Emerald Lakes Playing bowls at the Bath House in Rotorua Spectacular sea views from Paku Hill on the Coromandel Peninsula
For a major recharge, Mount Tongariro
in New Zealand.
New Zealand is on a lot of bucket lists, and we don't have to persuade people too much about its natural beauty," Tourism New Zealand's Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said from his office in Auckland, as ash from an eruption at Mount Tongariro
, two hours to the south, fell on a volcanic plateau better known to many as Mordor.
The find comes after eruptions from Mount Tongariro
, in New Zealand's central North Island, late Monday and White Island, a marine volcano about 50 km off the east of the North Island, two days later.