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Mount Ngauruhoe

Mount Ngauruhoe
Elevation 2,291 metres (7,516 feet)
Location North Island, New Zealand
Coordinates 39°9′24.6″S, 175°37′55.8″E
Volcanic arc/belt Taupo Volcanic Zone
Last eruption 1975
First ascent 1839 by John C. Bidwill [1]
Easiest route scramble (summer)

Mount Ngauruhoe (English: Nara-ho-ee, Māori: Ngah-oo-roo-haw-eh) is an active stratovolcano in New Zealand. It is the youngest vent and highest peak in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although seen by most as a volcano in its own right, it is technically a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro. File links The following pages link to this file: Mount Ngauruhoe Mount Tongariro Categories: Taupo Volcanic Zone ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Mariana Islands, an oceanic island arc Cascade Volcanic Arc, a continental volcanic arc A volcanic arc is a chain of volcanic islands or mountains formed by plate tectonics as an oceanic tectonic plate subducts under another tectonic plate and produces magma. ... A volcanic belt is a district of volcanoes, located in a certain area. ... Thermally active area - Craters of the Moon, North Island, New Zealand. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Scrambling on Crib Goch, Snowdonia, Wales Scrambling is a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges. ... A cutaway diagram of a stratovolcano Mount St. ... kMount Tongariro is a volcanic mountain complex in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The North Island Volcanic Plateau (often called the Central Plateau and occasionally the Waimarino Plateau) is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


The volcano lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro to the north and Mount Ruapehu to the south, to the west of the Rangipo Desert 25 kilometres to the south of the southern shore of Lake Taupo. Composite satellite image of Ruapehu Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. ... Say the word desert, and the usual definition conjured up is one of dry land that rarely if ever sees rain. ... Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


It erupted 45 times in the 20th century, making it one of the world's most active volcanoes in that period. It last erupted in 1975. Fumaroles exist inside the inner crater and on the rim of the eastern, outer crater. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Solfatara” redirects here. ... Craters on Mount Cameroon Perhaps the most conspicuous part of a volcano is the crater, a basin of a roughly circular form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta. ...


There are several possible explanations for the mountain's name. The most plausible is Nga Uru Hoe, meaning "throwing heated stones".


In the early 2000s Mount Ngauruhoe was used as a stand-in for the fictional Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, achieving worldwide exposure. This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mount Doom, or Orodruin, is a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Peter Jackson films. ...

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Image File history File links NZ-Ngauruhoe. ... Image File history File links NZ-Ngauruhoe. ...

Recent Activity

  • June 6, 2006 The volcano alert level for Mount Ngauruhoe was raised from 0 to 1.

During the last three weeks there has been a significant change in the number and magnitude of low frequency earthquakes being recorded by seismographs around Mt Ngauruhoe. is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Initial analysis indicates these earthquakes are occurring about 4 km deep beneath Ngauruhoe, but they could be shallower.

  • June 14, 2006 "Science Alert Bulletin NGA-06/03 - Update on Activity and Observations at Ngauruhoe"

"Seismic activity at Ngauruhoe remains elevated, although it has declined to 10 to 20 volcanic earthquakes per day from a peak of approximately 50 per day in early June. The largest earthquakes are approximately magnitude 1. Locations for the earthquakes place them 1 to 4 km deep and slightly to the north or east of the summit. The accuracy of these locations is hampered by the earthquakes being very small, as they are recorded on only three or four permanent seismographs." more.. GNS Alert Bulletin is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The following is a list of the highest mountains in New Zealand, and also of some other prominent mountains and hills, ordered by height. ... Composite satellite image of Ruapehu Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. ... Mount Tongariro is a volcanic mountain complex in the North Island of New Zealand. ...

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References

  1. ^ Landcare document. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  • Global Volcanism Program: Tongariro

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

  • Volcanoes in New Zealand

External links

  • Official NZ Reports
  • Ngauruhoe on Peakware - photos
  • Volcano camera
  • Tongariro National Park (official site)
  • New Zealand Topo Online

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mount Ngauruhoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
Mount Ngauruhoe is an active stratovolcano in New Zealand.
The volcano lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro to the north and Mount Ruapehu to the south, to the west of the Rangipo Desert 25 kilometres to the south of the southern shore of Lake Taupo.
In the early 2000s Mount Ngauruhoe was used as a stand-in for the fictional Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, achieving worldwide exposure.
List of mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1970 words)
Mount Temple (3,543 m) – highest peak in the Lake Louise area.
Mount Keira — in the Illawarra escarpment near Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales
Mount Kembla — in the Illawarra escarpment near Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales
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