Hatepe eruption

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The Hatepe eruption (named for the Hatepe Plinian pumice tephra layer; sometimes referred to as the Taupo eruption) around the year 180 CE was Lake Taupo's most recent major eruption, and New Zealand's largest eruption during the last 20,000 years. It ejected some 120 km (29 cu mi) of material (rating a 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index scale), of which 30 km (7.2 cu mi) was ejected in the space of a few minutes.


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