• Short Summary

    A volcano in the centre of New Zealand's North Island erupted violently on Wednesday (19 February), blasting ash and rocks hundreds of metres (feet) into the air .

  • Description

    A volcano in the centre of New Zealand's North Island erupted violently on Wednesday (19 February), blasting ash and rocks hundreds of metres (feet) into the air . By nightfall the pall of smoke and ash had reached a height of 15,000 metres (45,000 feet).

    Rocks were thrown up to 1500 metres (4,500 feet) from the crater and volcanic ash covered all sides of the mountain. Light ash settled over a 200-km (120-mile) radius including several townships.

    Mount Ngauruhoe is one of three mountains grouped close together in the centre of the North Island at the foot of Lake Taupo. It is usually slightly active but only erupts with the intensity of last week's outburst every ten years or so.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQNX53QHSRDYVYJC81IG6ZURY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQNX53QHSRDYVYJC81IG6ZURY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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