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Preparing for a Volcanic Eruption Near Auckland
October 1, 2013 | New Zealand Herald

Although a large volcanic eruption has not occurred in the Auckland Volcanic Field for about 500 years, about 450,000 people might need to be evacuated on short notice if Rangitoto or another volcano in the field threatens a large eruption. The field has produced about 50 large eruptions in the past 250,000 years – but local citizens have a hard time accepting the fact that another large eruption will occur.


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