New Zealand - 27 Aug 2006
Mt Wellington is one of the 49 discrete volcanoes that make up the Auckland volcanic field, estimated to have erupted about 10,000 years ago. In this eruption an early short lived phase of phreatomagmatic activity was followed by a major episode of fire fountaining which built the mountain. At a late stage in the eruption there was voluminous eruption of lava flows out to the south towards Onehunga.
From 'Volcanic Hazards, Auckland Volcanic Field' by Ian E.M.Smith And Sharon R.Allen
Department of Geology, University of Auckland, Auckland.
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