Story: Sea floor geology

Kermadec volcanoes

Kermadec volcanoes

North-east of the Bay of Plenty, lines of jagged, conical volcanoes as high as Mt Ruapehu (2,797 metres) rise up from the ocean floor. They are volcanic in origin – many have large craters, indicating that they were formed by powerful eruptions. Detailed bathymetric surveys have outlined their shape.

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Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - Active plate boundaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/5589/kermadec-volcanoes (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, published 12 Jun 2006