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Huge threat posed by Auckland volcanoes

Breaking Volcanic News: New Zealand
Photo: Looking from North Head toward Rangitoto, an island volcano in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
FYI: Auckland Volcanic Field

Jan 12, 2007
Geologists say new research shows there have been seven eruptions in the Auckland volcano field which each buried the region where the city lies under more than 10cm of ash.
"That amount of ash would cause chaos in Auckland," said GNS Science volcanologist Graham Leonard. "From a hazard point of view, that is pretty significant".
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