This huge volcano has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in geologically recent times.
The Taupo Volcano forms part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, a region of volcanic activity that extends from Ruapehu in the South, through the Taupo and Rotorua regions, to White Island, in the Bay of Plenty.
The effect is nature's large-scale equivalent of a fire hose feeding into a very fine nozzle.
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