Kōrero: Tsunamis

Whakaari (White Island)

Whakaari (White Island)

White Island is an active andesite volcano, about 47 kilometres offshore from Whakatāne. A large, explosive eruption could generate a tsunami, and there would be little warning before this reached the Bay of Plenty coastline.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Tsunamis – New Zealand’s underrated hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6212/whakaari-white-island (accessed 29 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017