Learn about Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano – Rangitoto.
A basaltic shield volcano that last erupted not long after the arrival of Polynesians in the Auckland region (c. 1280 AD), Rangitoto has a complex history.
Microscopic tephra layers (crypto-tephra) in lake sediments have revealed the longevity of Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano – Rangitoto.
Discrete melt batches that move at different depths and speeds may explain the erratic spatial and temporal pattern of eruptions in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF).
Hazard scenarios for monogenetic (clustered) volcanism must cover potentially extended eruption periods and the reawakening of volcanoes as revealed by a study of Rangitoto.
Do you know that there are about 53 volcanoes in Auckland and that Rangitoto is the youngest one?
Cleverly illustrated and packed full of easy to understand information, the DEVORA fact sheets prepared by leading scientific communicators share fun volcanic facts in a simple and engaging form.