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Transcript of Mount Ruapehu
New Zealand's largest
and most active volcano!
60 have occurred since 1945
Occur around every 50 years:
1895, 1945, 1995
Ruapehu means 'exploding pit'
because of its frequent eruptions.
Mount Ruapehu played Mount Doom in the "Lord of the Rings" movies.
Being a popular ski and snowboard area because of its wide gentle slopes, and beautiful scenery, 4,325,788 people visit Mount Ruapehu each year.
A big reason why this volcano is pretty dangerous is because of debris, avalances, and lahars. Lahars are always different in size and speed some large ones are too fast for people to outrun.
Lahar is an Indonesian term that desribes a hot or cold mixture of water and rock flowing down the slopes of a volcano or river valley.
Russell, Jesse, and Ronald Cohn. Mount Ruapehu. Bookvika, 2012. Print.
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"Ruapehu." Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. N.p.. Web. 1 Sep 2013. <http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=241100>.
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It is a stratovolcano
Where is Mount Ruapehu?
Mount Ruapehu is located on the North island, in New Zealand. On the map to the right, the arrow points to exactly where it is. Mount Ruapehu is in Tongariro National park.
It reaches 9,177'
Mount Ruapehu began erupting about 250,000 years ago. The most recent eruption occured on September 25th, 2007.
Mount Ruapehu formed 300,00 years ago.