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Mount Tongariro photograph by David Ruddock New-Zealand

Mount Tongariro
a beautiful photograph by

David Ruddock

flickr.com/photos/119307367@N03/

Country : New-Zealand
Area : Mount Tongariro

Comments
Canon EOS 80D, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, ƒ/7.1, 20.0 mm, 1/400, ISO 200.



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Mount Tongariro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tongariro

Mount Tongariro (/ˈtɒŋɡəˌrɛ.r/; Māori pronunciation: [tɔŋaɾiɾɔ]) is a compound volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the southwest of Lake Taupo, and is the northernmost of the three active volcanoes that dominate the landscape of the central North Island.

Mount Tongariro is part of the Tongariro volcanic centre, which consists of four massifs made of andesite: Tongariro, Kakaramea, Pihanga, and Ruapehu.[4] The andesitic eruptions formed Tongariro, a steep stratovolcano, reaching a height of 1,978 metres (6,490 ft). Tongariro is composed of layers of both lava and tephra and first erupted 275,000 years ago.[2]