On 18 September 1995 a major andesite volcano (Mt Ruapehu), located on the Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand, entered a new major volcanic crisis, spewing ash and ejecting lahars onto the cone and the surrounding ring plain.

Some early shots of the eruption and lahars are available below. Please note all photographs and video clips have been provided by Dr Jerome Lecointre and Mr Shane Cronin of this Department and One Network News, TVNZ

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Calendar of Events

Gifs and Jpgs of Eruptions and Lahars

Video Clips of Eruptions and Lahars

Please direct any correspondence to Jerome Lecointre

This page created and maintained by Max Turner , Dept of Soil Science.This site will be regularly updated as new material comes to hand.

Last update: 1 December, 1995.