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Mount Tongariro Erupts In New Zealand
2012-08-07 13:59:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupted on Monday, spewing an ash cloud that disrupted flights and closed highways. The Mount Tongariro volcano located in the middle of the North Island erupted for the first time after lying dormant for more than a century. The last activity the volcano had shown at the site was in 1897, officials said. Witnesses in the area reported seeing "flame-like explosions and a cloud of ash coming from a...

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2011-02-03 14:20:00

WHOI Scientists and Engineers Provide Tools and Expertise to Assist with Discovery They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge,...

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2009-09-04 13:20:00

A U.S. travel Web site picked Scotland's Ben Nevis as the list-topper for the World's Top Five Climbable Mountains for Non-Climbers. VirtualTourist.com said Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, has a tourist side for low-level climbers and the ruins of an old observatory await those who reach the summit. The California Web site chose Mount Kinabalu in Southeast Asia as No. 2 on its list of easier climbs. I spoke to a couple a few years ago who did not just walk to the top themselves, but...

2008-07-27 03:00:25

At least three people were reported killed in one of the worst storms to hit the North Island of New Zealand in years. The body of James Moore, a 33-year-old rafting guide, was recovered Sunday, The New Zealand Herald reported. Moore was one of a group of four people who tried to paddle in outrigger canoes from Maketu to Bay of Plenty on the west coast south of Auckland Saturday afternoon. Two others died when their fishing boat ran aground. About 60,000 homes and businesses lost power...

2008-06-30 09:03:01

Wild weather batters parts of New Zealand WELLINGTON, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Snow, rain and gale force winds closed roads, halted interisland ferry travel and threw the plans of some air travelers in Wellington into disarray on Sunday. Roads in the central North Island were closed because of snow and ice around Mount Ruapehu, the New Zealand Press Association reported. And in the South Island, police warned drivers to be cautious as snow and ice made roads in the central and southern...


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