Mount Tarawera – one of New Zealand’s worst recorded natural disasters

Mount Tarawera is a volcano on the North Island of New Zealand. Located 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua, it consists of a series of rhyolitic lava domes that were fissured down the middle by an explosive basaltic eruption in 1886.

Back in 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera was one of New Zealand’s worst recorded natural disasters. 120 people lost their lives, villages were destroyed and the legendary Pink and White Terraces – the eighth wonder of the world – were decimated. But since then, the mountain has been relatively peaceful. Despite its destructive history, Mount Tarawera today is a sleeping giant.

❤️“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” – Vincent van Gogh❤️

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