Tongariro

Tongariro

(tŏng'gərē`rō), volcano, 6,458 ft (1,968 m) high, on the North Island, New Zealand. Hot springs are on its slopes and a lake is on the summit. It erupted in 2012 after being quiet since 1897. Tongariro is part of the Tongariro National Park.
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Tongariro

 

a volcano in the center of North Island, New Zealand, in Tongariro National Park. Tongariro consists of several snow-covered cones, which reach an elevation of 1,988 m. Near Tongariro is the active volcano Ngauruhoe (2,291 m), whose last eruption was in 1975.

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